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Smith delighted with Rangers ability to fight back

Walter Smith was delighted that his Rangers side were able to hit back from Saturday's loss to Dundee United.

Last night, 'Gers controlled proceedings to record a crucial 2-0 away win over St Johnstone and the performance was praised by Smith who saw his side go back to the top of the Scottish Premier League table, replacing Old Firm rivals Celtic.

"What it means is we have come back after the disappointment of losing at the weekend," Smith said.

"At this stage, if you do have a setback, you have to get back on track as soon as possible.

"That's something we have managed to do this season, come back after we have lost games.

"Obviously we don't want to lose any more so hopefully the result on Saturday can spur us on a little and we can start to show a level of consistency.

"It was a good result for us tonight because it's always an awkward place to come to and win.

"St Johnstone don't lose a lot of goals and you need to work hard for what you do get here. I felt we did that, we worked very hard and defended well, and overall we are very pleased to win."

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