By Ray Livingstone

17th Oct, 2019 | 2:27pm

'Outstanding' – BBC pundit delivers verdict on Rangers after Ibrox slip-up

BBC Sport pundit Derek Ferguson has said that Rangers have been “outstanding” since the slip-up at Ibrox when they lost 2-0 to Celtic.

After that game there was an air of despondency around Ibrox, with Celtic looking so strong for nine-in-a-row.

Since then, however, there’s been a big turnaround and Rangers have won every league game convincingly, scoring 17 goals and only conceding one.

They scored 14 without reply in the last three games and play Hearts on Sunday on a roll.

Jermain Defoe is the leading scorer in the premiership with two hat-tricks and nine goals in total.

Alfredo Morelos isn’t far behind and is scoring for fun in the Europa League.

By contrast, Celtic have dropped five points in the last two games and look bereft of confidence.

Talking in the Daily Record, Ferguson said, “I have looked at Rangers since they lost 2-0 to Celtic at Ibrox and they have been outstanding. It just goes to show they did not let that defeat affect them.

“I thought it might have demoralised them a bit but fair play to Gerrard as he has got the team playing again and firing on all cylinders. They have that belief about them again.

“Their reaction to the Celtic defeat has been first class. The Rangers players are buying into what Gerrard is selling en masse.”

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson wants Rangers to make £2m move in January