STEVEN Davis says Rangers must learn to win ugly if they are to keep the pressure on in the Premiership.
The Gers have dropped points in two of their last three games and face Hibernian at Ibrox on Wednesday and the Northern Ireland captain says they must re-find the spark which fired them into the winter break.
Davis was injured when Rangers visited Easter Road in December and brushed aside Hibs in a convincing 3-0 win but he is backing his side to deliver similar this week if they are focussed.
Speaking to the media the 35-year-old said: “There is no getting away from it – it has been disappointing for us.
“I think as the manager has said, the most important thing for us to focus on trying to get our performances back to a level we know we are capable of.
“I think if we do that we should put together another good run of results but for whatever reason there has been a little bit of a spark missing.
“That can turn very quickly and we just need to keep working hard, realise what makes us a good team and continue to do those things.
“There is a huge desire from all the players and all the staff to have success this season. I don’t think it’s a question of anything to do with me being a senior player.
“We have had a little bit of a dip on form and when we haven’t been at our best we have dropped points.
“We need to find a way to win games when we are also not playing at our best. But the main focus for us is trying to get our performance levels back to where they should be at.”
Davis says the Rangers players have pulled together since their 0-0 draw with Aberdeen on Sunday.
Rangers league run will be broke up by a trip to Hamilton in the Scottish Cup on Saturday before they visit Kilmarnock next midweek.
Davis continued: “We had a little chat through the week, just as players and went over a few things that we think we can do better and need to focus on.
“I have been here before I know how things are portrayed after every result, win or lose and the scrutiny that the team is under.
“We have to focus, it is a long season and there is still a lot of football to be played. We just have to make sure we concentrate on ourselves and go out and do our jobs.
“Hibs are a good side, a team that can cause you problems and we have quality so it should be a good game.”