James Tavernier has sent out a title warning after Sevco’s 3-1 win over Ross County.
Despite splashing out £10m on new stars during the summer the Ibrox side go into the international break in joint fourth place alongside Hibs and Hamilton.
Three points from Dingwall has eased the pressure that was on Pedro Caixinha but rather than pause to draw breath Tav believes his side are ready to launch a title charge despite not having played against any of the top three teams in the table.
“Everyone is still in the running,” the full-back told the Evening Times. “It’s early days in the season, you can’t write yourselves off when it’s this early.
“It’s a strong league, you saw Celtic dropping points while Aberdeen needed a late goal and St Johnstone have been on a good run. You know that it’s a tough league and we have to concentrate on it win by win.
“We’ve done our job today so we’ll have a good international break then look to the next match. We’ll have time off and some of the boys will go away on international duty. But we’ll come back with positive vibes going into training and work hard for the next game.
“It could be massive for our confidence. Going into the break with three points makes amends for last week’s draw and the Hibs defeat.
“And the more games go on, the more the new boys will realise what it’s about. With tough trips like up here today, they’ll definitely realise. We showed great character as a team.”
Sevco face Dundee at home after the international break before back to back trips to Firhill to take on Partick Thistle in the League Cup and in the SPFL.
While Tav enjoys a four day break Caixinha is heading back to Portugal to attend a university class while the transfer window closes.
It’s unlikely that Caixinha will be adding any more stars to his squad due to the catastrophic loss to Progres Niederkorn in the Europa League.