GARY MCALLISTER insists Rangers must develop a ‘tunnel vision’ approach to the title race after moving six points clear of Celtic at the top of the Premiership.

Rangers saw their Old Firm rivals held by Aberdeen on Sunday and then ensured they made the most of the slip-up from Neil Lennon’s side with victory over Livingston at Ibrox.

Joe Aribo opened the scoring from close range early on before Jermain Defoe netted a superb second as he collected a pass from James Tavernier and finished first time to make sure of the points.

A comfortable win rounded off an encouraging week for Rangers as Celtic and Standard Liege were also beaten and assistant McAllister is determined to only look at the matters that they can control this term.

McAllister said: “We try to keep our focus here. It’s very difficult to stay away from getting to know the result but we try to keep that away from the players as much as possible.

“Tunnel vision. Just do your job. The job was to get three points. And we got them, but we also got another great goal.

“The goal was outstanding. The movement, the pass from Tav, that little movement towards and then spinning in… it’s a midfielder’s dream.

“If you see that sort of movement in front of you, you just want to hit that pass. Wow, it’s pretty special from Jermain.

“We just keep demanding and keep demanding, every day in training, every time we come together. We have a wee bit of time off now but then we will be back in and raring for Poznan.

“It’s something we are trying to do a little bit different from last season, taking these games in isolation and dealing with what’s in front of us.

Listen, it’s good. But basically each time we come to a domestic game, we are just resetting and saying ‘listen, we’ve got to deal with this’. We can’t be looking at tables. We just want to keep this run going.

“We have just got to keep pushing and looking forward. It’s about us. We are in a nice position. It’s all off the back of hard work and these little moments of quality that we have seen today.

“That’s what’s going to separate and get us results. Try to service these guys and play with that imagination in the final third.”