Brian Laudrup believes Rangers' biggest game of the season is on the horizon when they travel to Fir Park to take on Motherwell.
And he reckons it will give a big clue on whether Rangers are capable of going the distance with Celtic in the Premiership after they dropped points against Hibs on Sunday.
The 2-2 thriller means they've won just three away games in 2020 with four draws and three defeats in the other seven away matches in the calendar year.
Rangers legend Laudrup admits he was a bit concerned when the Sky Sports camera panned to Steven Gerrard on the bench as the Ibrox side passed up a host of gilt-edged chances,
In his column for the Daily Mail, he said: "My old club haven't even lost a game yet this time around. Overall, they have made a positive start, but they have to show they can find the clinical - almost cynical - edge that is required to get the job done over 38 games when you are under intense scrutiny every single week. It's something they need to prove to themselves as much as to people on the outside.
"That's why it is of huge importance that they go and get three points on Sunday against a Motherwell side enjoying a big upswing in results.
"Anything else and all the old talk and doubts will be brought up again. The pressure on them will get stronger and stronger. Momentum is critical when you are trying to make a trophywinning breakthrough and Rangers can't afford to lose theirs.
"Rangers have to make sure they respond. That's simply the nature of a title race. As I said, Sunday wasn't any kind of disaster. But they didn't get over the line despite having the chances to do so. Ryan Kent was one-on-one and could have scored should have scored to make it 3-1. At 2-2, there was the huge double chance for Scott Arfield.
"Mistakes were also made defensively and that is perhaps a wake-up call after the clean-sheet record because Hibs provided the biggest attacking threat Rangers have faced in a domestic game this season.
"The issue for Rangers, though, was the absence of that edge to secure the points. It's something they need to correct quickly.
"How can that be done? To be honest, it happens through making results and winning trophies. If you don't, there is a vicious circle you have to break.
"You could see it at Easter Road.
"I looked at Gerrard when the camera panned to the bench. Even at 2-1 up, he looked tense, like: "Just get me that third goal".
"But that goal never came and they ended up drawing another match away from home. Here we go again. You can see that, at times, on the faces of some players and the management team. But you can't just flick a switch to escape from it.
"Only results can provide a release valve. Again, that's why I think it is really a massive game against Motherwell.
"It could be crucial in terms of whether we are talking about a pattern here or not."