JOE ARIBO is confident Rangers won't suffer a repeat of their Tynecastle stumble as they bid to maintain the momentum in the Premiership title race.

Steven Gerrard's side were held to a 1-1 draw by the Jambos earlier in the campaign as the Gers boss hit out at the application of his players in the Capital.

Rangers have beaten Hearts 3-0 and 5-0 since then and remain just two points adrift of Celtic at the top of the table following their victory over St Mirren on Wednesday evening.

That 1-0 win was a hard fought affair at Ibrox as the Buddies defended in numbers. Hearts could offer more of a threat, though, and Aribo said: "It’s one I’m looking forward to because we know our performance against St Mirren wasn’t the best and we want to rectify that. You could say that [it is easier for us away from home] as there will be a lot more space to play in but we also have the factor of the fans at home which makes it easier also.

"We didn’t start the game quickly enough against St Mirren and ended up chasing it, which isn’t the right thing to do. We have to start quicker this time and get into their faces.

"We knew it wasn’t a good start [at Tynecastle] but looking forward from that we had to get into the faces of teams from the off and make it hard for them and that’s what we ;earned from our last visit to Hearts.

"I’m loving it because we get to show what we’re all about twice a week and we can get at teams and perform and when you’re winning you’re on top of the world."