HARRY FORRESTER believes the international break has come at a good time with those not involved in fixtures able to recharge their batteries before focusing on the big games coming up this month.
A trip to Inverness to face Caley Thistle next Friday night will provide a tough league battle for Mark Warburton’s squad before they turn their attention to the Betfred Cup semi-final against Celtic.
With further Premiership matches against St Johnstone and Kilmarnock at Ibrox towards the end of October, Forrester is aware of the challenges ahead which is why he feels a few days off will be of huge benefit before the games come thick and fast again.
After a 2-0 victory over Partick Thistle, Harry wouldn’t have minded trying to build on a positive win quickly, but he is quite happy to be having a few rest days before the preparation begins for next Friday’s clash against the Highland Jags.
Speaking to RangersTV, Forrester said: “You can look at it both ways. We won a game, which we’ve been waiting to do for a long time, we’ve got confidence and we can all go away, look at ourselves and have a break away from the place and come back firing again.
“On the flip side, obviously when you are winning you want to keep playing and the games to come thick and fast.
“But we’ll have a couple of days off, not too long, and then we’ll be back in and ready to go.
It’s time away from football. Sometimes it’s more mentally demanding than it is physically so you can get away with your family and have a few days away from the place, rest your legs and then come back and go again.
“We’ve got another big game against Inverness coming up so it’s going to be another tough time for the club.
“But I’m sure we can take the confidence from the Partick game into the next game and we’ll go again.
“I’ve never been up to Inverness. It’s a long old trek but we’ve got to go there and dominate the game. We’ve got to carry our confidence into that.
“They’ll be decent, they’ll be organised and we’ve got to turn up and take over and come away with three points.
“It won’t be easy and it’s a long trip but it’s what we are paid to do.”
Having already played at away venues such as Celtic Park and Pittodrie this season, Harry knows what to expect on his travels with Rangers.
Taking a bit of stick is all part of the game of course and the talented playmaker admits he enjoys the banter.
“I relish it, I don’t mind that,” he said with a wry smile.
“It’s always nice to go and put one in the net if everyone is on your back for 80 minutes; it’s a bit more satisfying.
“So I don’t mind that personally, it’s part of the game and a part I enjoy.
“Obviously we went to Aberdeen and it was volatile, it was good atmosphere and it’s want you want to be involved in, big games like that.”