Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has suggested that this season’s title race is “far from over”.
The Gers are currently seven points behind bitter rivals Celtic at the summit of the Scottish Premiership table, but do have a game in hand on the Hoops.
Steven Gerrard’s had held the advantage going into the winter break after a win at Parkhead in December left them just two points behind with that aforementioned game in hand.
But since then they have dropped points against Hearts and Aberdeen, allowing the Bhoys to open up a gap.
Despite that, Boyd still believes that there is a title race to be contested.
Writing in a column for the Scottish Sun, he said: “Congratulations go to Celtic on winning the Premiership title.
“What? The league isn’t over yet? There is still a third of the season to go.
“Sorry, my mistake. But judging by the loud noises coming from the Celtic support in the last week I assumed they’d already been crowned champions
“The messages have started, they are all having a go and you can hear a lot of noise.
“It’s all wildly premature.
“Trust me, this title race is FAR from over. There are still plenty of twists and turns to come.”
Is Boyd right about this one?
Of course he is.
Are things worse than they were a fortnight ago? Certainly. The Gers are further behind than they were and their form has taken a bit of a dip.
By any metric, that is a step backwards.
But, at the same time, can they still make up a four point gap on the Hoops, provided they win that vital game in hand? Definitely.
There are two Old Firms still to come alone, and that’s assuming Celtic don’t drop any other points between now and the end of the season.
Realistically, Rangers probably can’t afford any more slip-ups, but this race still has a long way to go before it’s done and dusted.
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