By Saikat Mandal

21st Apr, 2022 | 7:41am

Kevin Thomson predicts title race after Rangers heroic double wins

Kevin Thomson strongly believes the Scottish Premiership title race is not over yet and that Rangers won’t accept defeat unless they are out mathematically.

The Gers have picked up back to back big wins last week, beating Braga and Celtic in two cup competitions.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side trail Celtic by six points in the league and they are in a really strong position to win the title.

“The effort to go 120 minutes in the Europa League quarter final and then do it again in the Scottish Cup against your arch rivals was outstanding,” said Thomson, as quoted by Daily Record.

“The players and the staff deserve a huge amount of credit.

“You ask any Celtic player if they’d like to be in the semi-final of a European competition.

“The title is not done yet. Look, the harsh reality is Celtic are in a really strong position. They have done very well domestically and they are the team to beat with five games to go.

“But there’s still an Old Firm game to come and all of a sudden these five games are a lot harder.

“They will be up against teams with a lot to play for, with things like Europe up for grabs. It certainly ain’t over. Rangers won’t give up until it’s mathematically over.”

Spot on

Thomson is absolutely spot on here. The Gers are aware that Celtic hold an advantage in the race but all they can do is give them a tough fight. 

After losing at Ibrox against the Bhoys, it felt like it was all over for the Gers and people even started to question Van Bronckhorst’s future. 

However, the wins against Braga and Celtic have given them a sense of belief. It’s not about the victory, but the manner of it sparks optimism. 

Rangers came from a goal behind to secure a passage to the semi-final of the Europa League, with the game going to the extra-time. 

They also earned a heroic 2-1 win against the Bhoys in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden last week. 

The Gers will travel to Celtic Park this month where they’ll have a chance to close the gap. It won’t be easy but Rangers have nothing to lose in the league. 

In other Rangers news, an old friend of one current first-team star thinks he is ready to end his stay.