Chris Sutton has come to the defence of Rangers after they moved to within one point of winning their first Scottish Premiership title for 10 years.

The Gers breezed past St Mirren on Saturday afternoon through goals from Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Ianis Hagi.

Sutton has hailed the achievement of Steven Gerrard’s men on BBC Radio 5 Live as one caller suggested that winning the Scottish Premiership was not remarkable.

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The caller asked Sutton “Can you really call it unbelievable Chris?”, in reference to Sutton praising Rangers’ achievement.

Sutton replied, “Yes I can because Celtic were so far ahead and we can talk about Celtic imploding but you can’t take anything away from Rangers.

“I think they’ve conceded nine goals in the league this season. They haven’t just pipped Celtic. This league title was over in November and that’s a credit to Steven Gerrard. I would [call it exceptional].”

These are quotes we have never heard from Sutton and his defence of the Gers has certainly taken us by surprise.

To be honest, Sutton denying the success of the club would be scandalous at this point and it would be indefensible if he was challenged on that view.

Sutton has joined the rest of the country in appreciating how good Rangers are, a fact that is undeniable.

If a pundit was to come out now and say that we have been lucky this season or that our success is just because of how poor Celtic have been, they would never work again.

We appreciate that we will very rarely agree with Sutton but we have to admit, he’s absolutely hit the nail on the head with his comments today.

In other Rangers news, Sky Sports have shared incredible footage of Gers fans after the game v St Mirren. 

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