Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd believes that Rangers will go on to secure title number 55 if they can take maximum points from their next three games.
Speaking on Sky Sports (23/12/20), Boyd was quizzed on Rangers’ ‘title credentials’ as they approach a crucial period of their season, saying: “We will know everything about Rangers.
“If they come through this period, they have a difficult January as well, but if they come through this period with the tricky fixtures that they’ve got, I fully expect Rangers to go on and clinch the league title.”
The Gers are currently 16 points ahead of rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership but have played an extra three games when compared ot Neil Lennon’s side.
The second Old Firm meeting is just around the corner and Boyd clearly believes that if the Ibrox outfit can continue as they have been, it should be business as normal for Steven Gerrard and co during the second half of the season.
One game at a time
Steven Gerrard has been quick to play down any suggestions that the club already have the title sewn up before Christmas.
Managing expectations could perhaps be Gerrard’s biggest task during the second half of the season, such is the club’s lead at the top of the table.
Should Rangers’ current form continue and Celtic do go on to win their three games in hand, suddenly that sizeable lead drops down to single digits, which puts a huge emphasis on January’s derby.
The Ibrox meeting gives the home side the opportunity to potentially create a 10-point gap, but more importantly, crush any confidence and momentum that may be created at Celtic Park over the coming fixtures.
In other Rangers news, Gary McAllister has issued a title warning ahead of ‘pivotal’ Rangers run