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Hibernian don't worry Rangers: Lee Wallace

Livingston 1 - Rangers 1

By Andy Newport

Published 23/11/2015

Staying focused: Lee Wallace is paying no attention to Hibs
Staying focused: Lee Wallace is paying no attention to Hibs

Rangers skipper Lee Wallace insists no-one in the Ibrox camp is keeping an eye on Hibernian - despite the Easter Road men drawing level on points at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship.

Gers were held to a 1-1 draw by Livingston as they were frustrated despite bossing the possession stats.

Hibs' 1-0 win at Alloa means they now join Mark Warburton's troops on 37 points, although the Light Blues remain top on goal difference and still have a game in hand.

But there is no doubt the Leith men - unbeaten in 15 games -are turning up the heat on Rangers after ending their 100 per cent start to the league campaign in Edinburgh earlier this month.

However, Wallace played down their threat as he claimed his team are not looking over their shoulders.

The captain said: "None of us have spoken about Hibs and none of us will. We have no interest in what they are doing.

"Our focus is fully on Rangers and we can learn from Saturday's dropped points.

"Other teams will look at what Livi did and try to deploy the same type of game plan. We must get familiar with it."

Gers took the lead after 22 minutes when Jason Holt swept them ahead while Barrie McKay thudded the base of the post soon after.

But the visitors failed to build on their lead and were caught cold amid freezing temperatures in West Lothian when Myles Hippolyte lashed Livingston level six minutes after the interval.

Gers had plenty of time to find a winner but the longer the match wore on the more frantic they became, especially with Lions keeper Marc McCallum in sensational form.

"It was a frustrated dressing room afterwards," said Wallace. "It's two points dropped. There were periods in the game when we were the proper Rangers.

"At other times we slipped below the standards we demand and became sloppy and, after they scored, a bit more frantic.

"We're frustrated but we'll not be sitting there sulking. We will be brave, we will get on with it now and look at how we can be better in the future.

"There's always going to be these periods in a game because we're a young team in transition.

"Even when we were winning games by five and six goals we remained grounded.

"We were not talking about winning titles when it seemed everyone else was.

"But we need to quickly make the guys who came in during the summer aware that every game is a cup final for the opposition, even if it's just another game for us.

"These guys are learning fast and they will keep learning. They are young players who are maturing and want to do well for this club - and they've done great so far.

"But we're working at it and will be better for Saturday's game."

Belfast Telegraph

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