By Jason Jones

24th May, 2020 | 3:07pm

Brian Laudrup claims Rangers will need 'strong mentality' to stop 10-in-a-row

Brian Laudrup has claimed that Rangers will need to have a strong mentality if they are to prevent Celtic from winning a tenth consecutive title next season.

The Gers finished 13 points behind their bitter rivals this season after the Scottish Premiership campaign was curtailed early because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

And that leaves Steven Gerrard’s men on the brink of an unfortunate losing streak that they will want to avoid at all costs next year.

But Laudrup, who was part of the Gers side that were denied 10-in-a-row by Celtic back in 1998, has suggested that the Ibrox giants will have to show some serious mettle to usurp the Hoops.

Speaking to the Sunday Post, he said: “Of course, we all know how important the next 12 months is going to be and it will be very intense.

“A strong mentality will be required, as well as the ability to win games every week.

“We tried our very best to win the Premier League again the following season for 10-in-a-row, but just came up short.

“It was very frustrating and disappointing for everyone at the club and the Rangers fans.”

Can Rangers catch Celtic next season?

Nobody is naive, and we all know that it’s going to take an awful lot of work to close the gap on the Hoops, but it’s not out of the question.

We’ve already seen significant improvements during Gerrard’s time in Glasgow, and the fact that he has increased his points per game average  from 2.00 to 2.31 this season shows that things are definitely moving in the right direction.

The key now is consistency.

We’ve proven that we can beat anybody in Scotland, we’ve proven that we can take all three points against Celtic at Parkhead, now it’s just a case of ensuring we don’t suffer another slump like we have since the turn of the year.

If the boss can find a way of doing that, we have a really good chance in 2020/21.

In other Rangers news, Report – SPFL consider postponing all Gers v Celtic clashes until 2021 next season.