Rangers exorcised some of their Old Firm ghosts as they claimed a much-needed 2-1 win over Hearts at Ibrox.
The bruised Light Blues were forced into a week of soul-searching following last weekend's humiliating 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final drubbing by Celtic.
But goals from Jason Cummings and Daniel Candeias will have restored some small sliver of belief ahead of next weekend's league trip to Parkhead, where Gers will be faced with seeing their bitter rivals lift the title unless they can somehow...
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Aberdeen piled the pressure on to Rangers in the race for second in the Ladbrokes Premiership as they claimed a vital 2-0 win at Kilmarnock.
With Hibernian claiming victory over Celtic at Easter Road, Derek McInnes needed a big response from his side at Rugby Park.
And the Dons boss got it as goals from Kenny McLean and Shay Logan saw them move back in front of Graeme Murty's Gers, who return to action for the first time since last week's Old Firm humiliation when they host Hearts on Sunday.
Two goals in eight second-half minutes breathed fresh life into Partick Thistle's relegation fight in a 2-1 win over Hamilton.
The Jags, bottom of the table going into the game, looked to be heading eight points adrift of safety after David Templeton's first-half strike.
With his side in desperate need of inspiration, captain Kris Doolan picked the perfect time to score his 100th league goal for the club after the hour, before Ryan Edwards smashed in eight minutes later to complete the turnaround.