By Jack Cunningham

29th Aug, 2021 | 7:30pm

Barry Ferguson believes Rangers have 'shut a lot of people up' after Old Firm win

Former Rangers man Barry Ferguson has revealed that the Gers have “shut a lot of people up” after they beat Celtic in the Old Firm.

Rangers won the first Old Firm of the season in front of a packed Ibrox thanks to a goal from Filip Helander, and Ferguson believes this result has disproved the theory that the Gers can’t play in front of crowds.

Speaking on the Go Radio Football Show, the pundit revealed his thoughts on the Old Firm win, which has moved the Gers up to third in the SPFL table.

He said: “I believe that there was a lot of noise saying can Rangers handle playing in front of fans.

“Well, they proved it today. It wasn’t a perfect performance, but the second half was a lot stronger, and they got the vital three points.

“So, they’ve shut a lot of people up for me.”

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Ferguson is spot on.

The Gers had made a pretty indifferent start to the season but they have now won four of their last five games in all competitions, and Helander’s goal has put Rangers three points clear of Celtic.

There had been a theory that the Gers couldn’t play in front of crowds, but that has now been blown out of the water as Rangers recorded a superb win in front of a capacity crowd at Ibrox.

They also managed to stop the Bhoys scoring, which is no mean feat considering that Celtic had scored 12 goals in their first three league matches.

So, it was a fantastic afternoon for Rangers, and hopefully, we will hear no more of this theory about the Gers.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has reacted to the Old Firm result.