DAVID WEIR insists Hearts’ recent run of form will have no bearing on how he and Mark Warburton set up their team for tomorrow’s trip to Tynecastle.

The Capital side have won just one league match since defeating Gers on November 30, and they were well beaten 4-0 by Celtic on Sunday.

Weir however has dismissed any suggestion of using the pressure that may be on the Jambos to the advantage of the Light Blues.

Speaking to RangersTV.tv, he explained: “It’s about us. We are confident enough in ourselves if we perform and do the right things, concentrate and do the things that are important to us and execute them well, allied to working hard, then it won’t matter what the other team do.

“Our focus will always remain on ourselves, and regardless of who we are playing, we know we are playing a team who will work hard, be well organised and make it difficult for us. Anything other than that we can’t control – all we can control and worry about is ourselves.”

Last time Gers visited Tynecastle they were defeated 2-0 in what was a frustrating evening for everyone of a Rangers persuasion, and Weir is keen to have that night forgotten about with a strong showing in Gorgie tomorrow.

He added: “It was obviously a disappointing performance and the criticism which followed stung us all. Fortunately, we managed to address it against Hearts at Ibrox when we played them 10 days later.

“But I think to go back there, everyone has memories of the bad night we had there and it is important for us to banish that from the memory and put on a good performance and get a good result.

“I don’t think anything changed after that game. If you look at one game as a snapshot and try to draw too many conclusions from it, you can end up making big mistakes. We have always looked at everything as a progression, a plan and a structure, and you try and not be too reactive and too critical of one particular incident or game.

“You try and look over a longer period, and while we weren’t happy with the performance, we know the group of players and the consistent level of performance we have been getting, and we see that more as a blip rather than a reason to beat ourselves up and it’s important we get that into perspective.”


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