With nine League games now played and nine wins in succession for Mark Warburton’s Rangers, midfielder Nicky Law was anxious to keep his feet firmly on the ground.
“There’s some good teams in this League - Falkirk, Hibernian, and Raith Rovers are up there as well. It’s a great achievement to have won the first nine League games at any level. We’ve played some really good stuff in the first quarter of the season but there’s still a long way to go,” he said.
Law accepted that criticism over recent performances - in particular the League Cup defeat at the hands of St. Johnstone - was to a certain extent justified.
He continued: “We’ve not been as good during the last few weeks as we were at the start. At the weekend there was perhaps some people who felt we didn’t deserve to win the game - but that’s part and parcel of being at Rangers. Maybe the International break is coming at the right time, giving us a chance to get refreshed.
“St. Johnstone beat us fair and square. They deserved the win on the night. We might have got criticism over that game - but it was nothing compared to the last couple of years. It’s been a tough two years.”
Now in the final year of his contract, Law remains committed to the cause despite speculation during the summer that he may well be moving on to pasture new.
“I had a chat with the Manager on the first day - it was really good. It never crossed my mind to leave. I had heard a lot of good things about the Manager - but it was something I wanted to experience for myself. I’ve nothing but good things to say about him even though I’ve not played as often as I would like.
“I was heavily involved in two of the goals at the weekend. I will get chances between now and the end of the season - it’s up to me to take them.”
The Ranger was in the eye of the storm in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Falkirk with ‘Bairns Manager Peter Houston bitterly complaining about the award of a free-kick for Tom Taiwo’s challenge on Law, which directly led to James Tavernier’s decisive second goal.
Law was the model of diplomacy in his answer.
“I’ve seen the incident again today in our analysis meeting - and it has split opinion,” he said. “A few have said it was a foul, others not. I felt the contact which forced me down onto the floor and the referee has given it. Even now you can see it both ways.”