Barry Ferguson has commended Rangers for staying quiet and letting Celtic soak up all of the press’ attention this week.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said earlier this week, via BBC Sport, that the struggling Premiership side “should be looked into” amid concerns over possible social distancing breaches in Dubai.

Neil Lennon and his players jetted out to the Middle East for a mid-season training camp – even though the rest of Scotland remains on lockdown in a bid to curve the rise in COVID-19 cases.


Celtic’s woeful attempt at winning their 10th consecutive title has already led to anger among their fans as they don’t feel their players deserve to soak up the sun, pool-side, drinking pints of beer.

Ferguson has avoided hitting out at Celtic but has praised Rangers for how they have kept their heads down and gone about their job as they aim to win title number 55.

“Celtic hit the headlines this week with the furore over their trip to Dubai causing all kinds of ructions,” Ferguson wrote on the Daily Record website.

“Rangers? Since the Old Firm win on Saturday, there hasn’t been a peep out of them.

“No interviews, no players in the papers and not even on their own club website. Nothing.

“And you know what that tells me? That this team is totally focused on the job in hand, which is delivering this long-awaited title to their supporters who have been through so much heartache over the past decade.”


Gerrard’s a born winner – and it shows

Let’s say Rangers still had Pedro Caixinha or Mark Warburton in charge. Would the players have kept their heads down this week and got on with their jobs?

We doubt it. Steven Gerrard is a born winner and he knows what it takes to succeed and, most importantly, fail.

Gerrard’s failure to win a Premier League title during his playing days at Liverpool is widely talked about but that has moulded the Rangers manager into someone who will not take any risks in the pursuit for victory.

You can guarantee that he has ordered the club’s media team to keep quiet this week and just let the club get on with their training in preparation for a tough trip to Aberdeen this weekend.

It will be interesting to see how Celtic perform when they play Hibernian on Monday after a week away on their jollies.

Rangers, on the other hand, have been soldiering through the bitter cold, ready to face Derek McInnes’ men at Pittodrie and land another dent in their rivals’ hopes of a 10th title in a row.

In other Rangers news, Gerrard has dropped a big hint about Leon Balogun’s future at Ibrox.


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