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Rangers McCulloch feels loss to Celtic has sparked their season

Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch insists that the 2-0 loss to Old Firm rivals Celtic just over two weeks ago has kicked the reigning SPL champs into gear. Since the loss at Ibrox, 'Gers have returned to form with a 3-0 League Cup win over Kilmarnock and a 4-0 league win over Hamilton Academical and McCulloch hopes that trend continues starting with Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Tuesday.

"I wouldn't say we're taking the hurt out on other teams. After the Old Firm game, even if you win, the most important games are the next three because you tend to start thinking stuff you shouldn't," he said.

"You've just to go out and win the following games and Inverness will be no different.

"The Old Firm game may have been a positive for the club and for the players - it was a little bit of a reality check.

"In the last couple of games we've played well and we want to do that against Inverness.

"It's all about winning, and although we've played well in the last couple and passed the ball well, we're going to get games where we don't do that and it's all about winning the game.

"To put pressure on Celtic we need to keep winning. It's all right saying you've got games in hand and people saying it's all about winning them and you'll go above Celtic.

"But I don't see it like that, we still need to go out and perform."

Andrew Slevison
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