Rangers - 48h on

After a few months of relatively sedate progress, the wheels came off the Motherwell bandwagon spectacularly at Fir Park on Sunday. It is likely a good thing we have two weeks to lick our wounds.

While we have not beaten Rangers in the league in a comically long time, there were indications we had a better than average chance this time. How wrong that was.

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The annoyance in missing our opportunity comes not from the fact Rangers were notably better but they didn't have to be – we simply handed them goals and in truth we were lucky the defeat wasn't greater.

But you learn more with losses than victories as the saying goes. A few of our players may reflect that they are not quite as good as the impression given by strutting around against the dross; the manager, or those officials signing off on contract offers, could think the same.

We deserve tremendous credit for our 2019 turnaround but a reminder, unpleasant though it may seem, of how much work remains could be a positive in the long run.

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