Steven Gerrard insists he isn’t interested in how Rangers win the Premiership title this season, so long as they can get the job done.
The Gers are on the precipice of claiming their first league title since 2011, with a win against St Mirren on Saturday enough to see them over the line if Celtic fail to beat Dundee United on Sunday.
Gerrard however isn’t focused on when and under what circumstances his side can finally end Celtic’s lengthy streak as Scottish champions.
Speaking ahead of Rangers’ game at Ibrox this weekend though (via Sky Sports), Gerrard accepted that fans are entitled to get excited about the inevitability of their success. Gerrard said: “Fans are entitled to think what they want. People will want it to happen for their own satisfaction.
“For me it’s about becoming champions as quick as we can in any way we can do that. The important thing as a group is to just keeping winning football matches and it will happen when it happens.
“I totally respect that some fans might want to win it this way or that way – but I don’t think anyone will complain when we get this over the line.
“The important thing is to get that trophy back, get 55, knock all the 54s off the walls – that’s the main thing for me, adding to the wonderful history of this club.
“If it happens on Sunday in April or May, I don’t care so long as it happens.”
Just one more hurdle
It seems so close now that fan excitement is understandable, but nothing is ever done until it’s done.
Gerrard will be missing James Tavernier, Kemar Roofe and Ryan Jack against St Mirren, and the last thing we want is to suffer a setback at the very last hurdle.
Taking Celtic’s crown is one thing but taking their crown without losing in the league is a humiliation for the Hoops on a whole new level.
We hope that the Gers can win their 55th title as quickly as possible so that fans can revel in their success for as long as possible, but Gerrard is right to focus on the task at hand: St Mirren.
We’ll absolutely get there in the end, but we want to get it right.
In other Rangers news, Alex McLeish has backed Nathan Patterson to have a big future at Ibrox.