Rangers can get to the next level, according to Philippe Clement, as they aim for the top spot.

Rangers can get to the next level, according to Philippe Clement, as they aim for the top spot.

Philippe Clement emphasizes that Rangers still have room for improvement as they aim to take the top spot in the cinch Premiership against Ross County on Wednesday evening.

The Belgian manager assumed the helm at Ibrox last October following Michael Beale’s

departure when Rangers slipped to third place, trailing leaders Celtic by seven points. Despite falling further

behind after a 2-1 loss to Celtic Park in December, they had two games in hand.

Rangers have fought their way back into serious contention for the title, and a victory by three goals over struggling Staggies at Ibrox would propel them to the top position for the first time since August of the previous season.

Clement has already secured the Viaplay Cup in December with a 1-0 final win over Aberdeen and has steered the team into the Europa League’s last-16.

However, the former Genk, Club Brugge, and Monaco manager insists that

short-term success isn’t his priority, stating, “I will not look at the league table (if we win). No.

I will be happy if we win the game, that is the only thing.”

“I am not satisfied; I believe there is still considerable room for growth,” added Clement,

who mentioned that defender Leon Balogun, wearing a protective mask due to a facial injury, will be

evaluated, with midfielder Ryan Jack resting as part of his injury recovery management.

“I am looking forward to working with the team during preparation to elevate them to a

higher level,” he continued. “I am confident it’s achievable with the current squad, but it’s challenging to achieve

during a season packed with games every three days.”

“We’re progressing, we’re improving, evident in both performance data and on the field,” Clement noted.

“Our aim is to become a dominant team with fluid ball movement and quick

reactions, both on and off the ball.”

“We’re proactive, not reactive. That’s our style,” he added.

“We aim to maintain a high level of intensity throughout the season while

ensuring squad rotation to keep players fresh.”

“In the end, maintaining freshness is crucial; playing the same starting 11 consistently

will lead to fatigue,” Clement concluded, emphasizing the importance of balance in squad management

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