Perry: Away form not a concern
Defender Ross Perry insists Rangers' poor away form is not weighing heavily on the players' minds ahead of tomorrow's visit to Clyde. The Light Blues have yet to secure a victory on the road in the Third Division so far this season. Most recently they suffered a humiliating defeat at struggling Stirling Albion, before a return to winning ways against Queen's Park at Ibrox last week allowed them to move into top spot. Perry knows the focus will be on Rangers as they prepare to travel to Broadwood but he would rather focus on the positives instead. He said: "We don't really think about the past. "We got a good result last week and we are looking to build on that this week. "I don't think the fact this game is away from home is on anyone's minds. "We are just going to go out and try to win the game. "We know that our away performances haven't been good enough, we know we need to improve. "I'm sure that is going to happen very quickly." Boss Ally McCoist has said he will come down "like a ton of bricks" on any player who believes Rangers do not need away wins to clinch the title and who thinks they can simply rely on their Ibrox performances to claim the silverware come the end of the season. Perry said: "I don't think we don't care - we obviously care. We know it hasn't been good enough. "We are top of the league and we will go into Sunday's game trying to stay there. "As footballers, we love playing games. We look forward to the games. "We had a great result on Saturday and all the boys are desperate to get out there on Sunday and keep the run going." Asked what the poor away form has been down to, the centre-half added: "I can't put my finger on it. I don't think there has been a factor - we just haven't got the results. "It's definitely not a case of treating games differently or that we don't try. "It's something we are definitely trying to rectify." Meanwhile, Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson this week spoke of his belief that Rangers will not be fast-tracked back into the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Perry said: "It's been spoken about a lot but, as players, I think we just need to concentrate on our football. "If it happens quicker, or if it takes three years to get back up the leagues, we will just approach it the same way. "If we go through the leagues, that means we have done it properly and we deserve our place back in the SPL. "Regardless of how it's done, we will get there as soon as possible."
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