By Mark Smith

13th May, 2020 | 4:15pm

'Better team' - SPFL boss shoots down Rangers plans to restart league, backs Celtic for title

St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has shot down Rangers claim to restart the season shouldn’t be heard and that Celtic should be handed the title.

Steven Gerrard was behind the stance to restart the Scottish Premier League, although it seems clear that some disagree.

Reconstruction talks have taken place and collapsed after clubs felt like they didn’t have enough support from the league.

Goodwin did feel sympathy but made the point that Rangers were in poor form compare to their fierce rivals at the top of the league.

“I can only give my opinion and I must stress it is in my opinion and not the clubs. In my opinion, I expect the league to be called as it is,” he told talkSPORT.

“Is it fair on the teams who are going to miss out, the likes of Hearts? Of course not. Rangers still believe, although they are 13 points behind, still believe they have got a chance of catching Celtic and stopping the nine in a row.

“Rangers since the start of the year have dropped something like 11 points more than what Celtic have so Celtic are deservedly out in front, they have been the better team this season.”

Goodwin made the point that it isn’t fair on clubs to get relegated without a chance to turn it around, but also on the title-winners and chasing pack – basically, there isn’t a win-win scenario in this situation.

It is hard to come up with a scenario that pleases every club, and although Gerrard may believe his side can catch the title, it would be extremely difficult.

The Gers are currently 13 points behind Celtic and have only won two of their previous five games – not exactly form of title-winners.

In other Rangers news, Ex-Romania international backs Ianis Hagi to have ‘bright future’ with Rangers