GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST has challenged Rangers to replicate their five star showing against Hearts to give themselves the best chance of clinching the Premiership title this term.
The champions remain one point adrift of Celtic at the top of the table after bouncing back from their Old Firm defeat with a fine performance to ease to victory over the Jambos.
Rangers will now turn their attentions to the visit of Hibernian in midweek and Van Bronckhorst was encouraged by an excellent showing as Alfredo Morelos netted twice and Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield and Fashion Sakala also found the target.
Van Bronckhorst said: “It’s always important to get the first goal and you also want the second goal to relive the pressure a little bit.
“At the moment, especially at the second half in the beginning we were giving some chances away.
“But we stuck in at made sure we overcame those moments.
“We picked it up afterwards and scored some good goals.
“You could see we knew what to do from minute one.
“That showed a reaction today and helped us get back to winning ways.
“The way we play I think was very good, very energetic.
“With the subs we could bring on, we could keep the quality and the threat all over the pitch.
“The key is to keep performing, game in, game out.
“If we keep this energy and determination every game then we’re going to have a good chance.
“We have to make sure we keep winning game after game.
“We’re happy with the performance now and of course the three points because that’s vital at the moment.
“We’ll now work hard to be ready for Wednesday.”
The return of Morelos was key to victory for Rangers as he capped a superb all-round showing with two strikes and put his international frustrations with Colombia behind him.
The 25-year-old now has 15 goals to his credit this term and boss Van Bronckhorst said: “Of course we know his qualities.
“We know what he can bring to the team – a lot of threat up front, especially with his movement.
“We knew he was going to give us that bit of extra up front to be dangerous and he showed that today again.”