By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

20th Apr, 2021 | 6:30pm

McLeish View: Rangers proved themselves after uncalled for relaxing accusations

We’re delighted to welcome former Rangers manager Alex McLeish as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Alex McLeish believes that the Bears proved themselves yet again this season with their 2-0 victory against Celtic on Sunday.

The Light Blues have been accused of relaxing after sealing their 55th Scottish Premiership title, although they hit back at those claims by dominating the Old Firm.

McLeish insisted that this was yet another performance that highlighted just how dominant Rangers have been in every competition this season.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “It was a really good first-half.

“Rangers were straight out of the traps, and Celtic were looking like their earlier season form. John Kennedy will have a had a go at them.

“Winning the league and then being accused of being relaxed in some of the games, but also the fact is that they’ve seen the Scottish Cup as another massive trophy to be won.

“They won’t take it lightly, it is a great honour to win more than one trophy in a season. To show that they were worthy champions, they deserved it.”


It is strange how we keep having to address these types of accusations despite the fact that we have destroyed every single bit of competition so far.

Only St. Mirren have beaten the Bears domestically this season, but that was a one-off night and the other meetings have been convincing, to say the least.

That is now five Old Firm games without defeat, and it appears as though no matter what happens, there will always be criticism fired our way at Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard has created a juggernaut, and the best sign is that even though we may have relaxed at certain points, we are still dominating sides and picking up points.

Someone will always find an issue.

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