Steven Thompson has insisted that Rangers boss Philippe Clement is gradually realising that his side have reached a point in the season where every slip-up could prove costly.


Rangers went level on points with Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership standings on Tuesday night following their 2-1 win over Aberdeen at Ibrox.


It was a close game and Rangers played the last few minutes of the fixture with ten men due to Dujon Sterling’s sending-off.




Clement looked agitated on the sidelines on Tuesday night as Aberdeen continued to repel the pressure applied on them by Rangers in the second half until the home side scored the winner.


Thompson conceded that it is clear that the Rangers boss is now aware at this stage of the season that any slip-up could prove costly in the title race.



He stressed that while Clement does not want to talk about winning the title, it is natural that he is aware of how close the race to the top will be this season.


The former Rangers star said on BBC Radio Scotland: “He knows that we are getting to the point of the season where you can’t really be dropping points.



“For a spell in the second half, Rangers were putting Aberdeen under immense pressure but Aberdeen were dealing with it.


“You just kind of see the need to keep winning.


“His win-ration is incredible, the team are just on an unbelievable run but you can see what it means.


“As much as he doesn’t like to talk about the future and kind of dismisses questions about titles, he is human and it is going to be at the back of his mind.


“It’s going to be nip and tuck so every single point is going to be a prisoner.”


Rangers will be in Scottish Cup action against Ayr on Saturday before hosting Ross County at home in the league next Wednesday night.