Back in August, when the idea of Rangers playing in the Third Division was still shocking and exciting in equal measure, Berwick did what many people had predicted nobody would do during the entire campaign – they took a point off the Glasgow giants.
It came just two weeks after Peterhead had already blown that theory out the water by drawing 2-2 with Ally McCoist’s men in the first game of the season and just two weeks before Annan Athletic would continue the theme by taking a point for themselves at Galabank.
These three early-season draws led to derision from onlookers and made Rangers’ plight look much more serious than anybody had originally realised.
It even led rival supporters to coin the humiliating pun ‘we don’t do winning away’, which parodied Ally McCoist’s famous promise to Rangers fans during the height of the liquidation crisis when he vowed ‘we don’t do walking away’.
But a lot has changed since those early days of sunshine and surprises.
As winter has drawn in, Rangers appear to have finally settled into their new home and, not only that, but they seem to have learned how to enjoy it.
Seventeen wins and just two draws since early October have put them 22 points clear at the top of the division and they have since returned to both Peterhead and Annan to take revenge for their summer shocks by plundering three points.
Next on their hit-list is Berwick, a side who they beat 4-2 at Ibrox in January but against whom they won’t have proper closure until they can slap them down on their own patch like the rest of them.
That is something that they should do with relative ease.
The Borderers haven’t won in their last four games and have only picked up two wins in their last ten. They have kept just one clean sheet in those ten games, against second-bottom East Stirlingshire, and have seen their promotion hopes fade, slipping to seventh place.
On Saturday they face a side who, as well as being unbeaten since October, have scored four goals in each of their last two games and who have conceded just one goal in their last four.
For this reason, the Light Blues are unsurprisingly as short as 3/20 to win the match, while the hosts are out at 11/1 and a repeat of August’s draw is available at 11/2.
But with Rangers having made a habit of scoring four goals recently, coupled with the fact they hit four in the reverse fixture at Ibrox, backing McCoist’s men to score heavily again in this one could pay off handsomely.
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