Rangers: Chris Hegarty says first away win eases pressure on squad

Chris Hegarty believes Rangers' first league victory away from home this season has eased pressure on the players.

The 2-0 win at Clyde was Ally McCoist's side's first on the road in Division Three this term.

"There was a lot of pressure put on us by the media," said defender Hegarty. "It's definitely a big positive for all the lads getting our first away win.

"When we don't perform, the lads get annoyed."

Rangers defender Chris Hegarty

Chris Hegarty said Rangers would benefit from their first away win

Victory at Broadwood saw Rangers return to the top of Scottish Division Three and open up a two-point gap over Elgin City.

Before the Clyde game, four league wins at home was in stark contrast to three draws and a defeat on their travels.

"We just had to go out there and put on a really good performance. I think we showed that," said Hegarty.

"The full squad knows that we've got to get right into people's faces because that's what this league is all about.

"We're getting smashed all over the place and we need to do that to teams, be a wee bit more aggressive but try to play football as well and pass them off the park and keep the ball moving."

Hegarty hopes to retain his place for Wednesday's Scottish Communities League Cup tie against Inverness CT.

"I knew I had to put in a good performance and try to keep myself there for Wednesday night," he said.