CLINT HILL reckons the break from competitive football is a bad thing for Rangers as he and his teammates are desperate to right the wrongs of Friday’s draw with Kilmarnock.
The Light Blues dropped two crucial Scottish Premiership points at Rugby Park, and, while they will play a friendly match on Saturday at Windsor Park, their next competitive game comes at Parkhead the following weekend with Celtic the opponents.
Hill insists his teammates must perform for 90 minutes in that match to bring the points back to Ibrox rather than having to have yet another half-time inquest after a poor first period showing.
He explained: “It’s a plus point that we have been showing that reaction, but we need to show that from the first whistle, not after 45 minutes. It’s one big thing we need to work on during this break as we have a big game coming up, and we need a good two halves of football against Celtic.
“This break has maybe come at a bad time for us. If you win, great – everything is rosy and everyone is happy. But having drawn and lost two points, we now go into the break not quite happy with how things have gone. We need a big reaction for the following week.”
Hill was unable to put his finger on the reason why Gers aren’t producing two halves of their acceptable standard so far this season, and he also expressed frustration at yet another concession of a preventable goal.
He added: “It was very frustrating, and it was a tale of two halves which pretty much sums our season up at the moment. We just can’t seem to click into gear and produce two good halves of football at the moment.
“They made it hard for us, but once again, we went a goal down which is very disappointing as a back-four and as a part of that unit. That gave them a lot of belief to hold on to what they had, and there are loads of lessons to be learned.”