Rangers manager Walter Smith says its high-time his team focused on their league commitments ahead of their tricky away clash with Hamilton Accies on Saturday.
The SPL holders face a mouth-watering clash with English giants Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday night, but Smith insists it’s the potential of a slip-up against Billy Reid’s side that should be foremost in their thoughts.
He said: “I don’t feel as though we have had the focus right in terms of the domestic games, and that is something we will have to adjust to first and foremost.”
“We have had some very close games with Hamilton, especially away, but a couple at Ibrox as well. I don’t see this game being any different.”
League strugglers Hamilton have lost a number of top-players over the summer, including last season’s star performer James McArthur, and have so far failed to replace convincingly. However, Smith believes that in manager Billy Reid Hamilton have retained their most influential figure and fully expects a tough game when his side travel to New Douglas Park on Saturday.
He added: “Billy has had a summer thing over the last few seasons where he always seems to lose one or two important players, and it always takes them a little bit of time to get settled in.
“But certainly, the organisational aspect Billy has brought to the team over the years has been excellent.”
Despite seeing a number of their players away on international duty over the past week - four of whom played 97 minutes in Scotland’s last-gasp victory over minnows Lichtenstein - Rangers have no fresh injury concerns going into the game on Saturday.