Nicolas Raskin believes Rangers are “ok” to get better from a nightmare begin to the season to win the league.
Interim boss Steven Davis guided the Ibrox facet to a 3-0 win at St Mirren on Sunday as they went into the worldwide break seven factors behind cinch Premiership leaders Celtic.
The previous Gers midfielder, who was persevering with his rehab from a knee damage on the Govan membership after his contract expired in the summertime, took over final weekend after Michael Beale departed following the 3-1 house defeat to Aberdeen.
Davis’ first recreation in cost was an embarrassing 2-1 Europa League defeat by Aris Limassol in Cyprus on Thursday night time – Rangers had already misplaced their Champions League play-off to PSV Eindhoven – and in Paisley some Rangers followers unveiled banners early within the recreation which learn ‘heartless, passionless, leaderless; not match to put on our colors’.
A double from skipper James Tavernier, the primary from the spot within the twenty ninth minute after Saints’ Ryan Pressure was despatched off for denying a transparent goal-scoring alternative, and an Abdallah Sima strike in between gave the Gers a lot wanted respite.
Noting that gamers equivalent to Todd Cantwell, Danilo, Rabbi Matondo, Kieran Dowell and Tom Lawrence are working their means again to health, Raskin, who together with striker Kemar Roofe has solely just lately returned to motion following a knock, was constructive when requested if the Gentle Blues had been ok to win the title.
The 22-year-old midfielder stated: “Are we ok? In fact we’re ok.
“We’ve obtained like six or seven gamers out injured, so it’s been a tough time.
“However now individuals are going to come back again quickly hopefully. Now we have to look ahead and work onerous. We’re nonetheless early within the season and we’ve got to do our job on the park.
“Everyone knows that we’re coming from a tough time. The final two video games earlier than Sunday had been tough for the workforce.
“We’ve obtained a number of accidents too so it was essential to show this case round earlier than the worldwide break.
“I believe we performed properly. We tried to play as a workforce, to go ahead and make some runs in behind St Mirren.
“Now we simply must work properly and construct on Sunday’s efficiency over the following few video games as a result of we’ve got some essential fixtures developing.
“Now we have to stay collectively and work onerous as that’s the one solution to go ahead and to realize one thing good.”
Requested in regards to the banner, and if the Rangers gamers had been up for the combat, Raskin, signed from Commonplace Liege in January, stated: “I don’t suppose it was all the way down to an absence of effort.
“In soccer typically you attempt to do issues, however typically it simply doesn’t work for this or that cause.
“We haven’t obtained to the extent we need to be at as a workforce, however we’ve additionally had some moments go in opposition to us.
“Now we have to look ahead, deal with the following recreation and attempt to discover the arrogance by working onerous collectively.
“Then it’s about going recreation after recreation, attempting to present our greatest. Then it would come. I’m certain it would come as a result of we’ve got high quality.”
Raskin was signed by Beale and described his departure final weekend as a “bit unhappy for everyone”.
Former Genk, Membership Brugge and Monaco boss Philippe Clement has been linked with the supervisor’s job at Ibrox, with an appointment set to be made in the course of the worldwide break.
Raskin stated: “I don’t know him personally, however he did very properly with the 2 groups he had in Belgium.
“And he additionally did extremely properly at Monaco.
“I believe he’d convey some readability and an attacking type, so I believe he’d be good.”