Rangers midfielder Gedion Zelalem feels his side have to improve their quick passing game in order to break down their rivals’ defensive tactics.

The Gers, who are currently atop the Scottish Championship table with 37 points from 14 games, were held to a 1-1 draw Livingston at the weekend.

Livingston employed ultra-defensive tactics, similar to other Championship outfits, while playing against Rangers at the Tony Macaroni Arena and held on to a draw despite the visitors’ best efforts.

And Zelalem, who admitted that the Livingstom fixture was a learning curve for him, wants his side to return to winning ways against St Mirren in a Challenge Cup fixture at Ibrox on Saturday.

“Every game is a different challenge for us. In most games, the opposition have 10 players behind the ball so it’s a case of trying to break them down by moving quickly and passing the ball quickly”, the youngster told the club’s official site.


“It was a tough game and they got out to the ball really quickly which was another learning experience for me.

“We worked hard and tried to find the winner, but it just didn’t happen, so we look forward to our next game against St Mirren now.”

Rangers, who have lost just one game in the league this season, have already defeated St Mirren in the current campaign.

Mark Warburton’s side edged out the Buddies 1-0 in a Scottish Championship match at St. Mirren Park last month.