Gary Caldwell admits Rangers are big title favourites and told Sky Sports they have toppled Celtic in the transfer market.
The former Celtic defender was largely positive in his assessment of Rangers’ title chances after victory in the Old Firm on Saturday.
Rangers stretched their lead to 19 points but with 16 league matches remaining Caldwell refused to rule out a collapse.
Speaking to Sky Sports about the prospect of Rangers winning the league, and the current transfer window, he said:
“They still have to answer the question that they didn’t get right last season, because their fall last season came after the Old Firm game.
“I think Rangers will still have some questions to answer.
“The fact the gap is so big makes it easier but Steven Gerrard has built a very good squad.
“They look in pole position to win the league. I think that’s (transfers) the one area where Rangers have got on top of Celtic, in terms of building a better squad.”
Steven Gerrard’s side have almost been faultless, particularly domestically, so there is no reason why they should let up.
Sure, they ended the previous campaign with just five wins in 10 games after victory at Celtic Park, but they have reached the next level since then.
Even on Saturday Rangers clinched victory despite not being at their best, and that shows the confidence in their ranks.
Now they need to concentrate on a crucial period of seven league games ahead of their next European fixture.
If they maintain their current form they could have the league title all but wrapped up by the next time they meet Celtic, in March.
As a result, Gerrard should be able to manage pressure over the coming weeks, and maintain the current unbeaten run.
In other Rangers news, Peter Lovenkrands has made a big claim following the weekend win.