Kenny Miller tells Rangers not to rotate vs Celtic, title race 'far from over'
Rangers legend Kenny Miller has told Giovanni van Bronckhorst not to rotate the team ahead of the Old Firm derby as the title race is ‘far from over’.
Rangers are currently six points behind Celtic with four games remaining and the two teams meet at Parkhead on Sunday afternoon.
With the Bears facing a crunch clash in midweek against RB Leipzig for a place in the Europa League final so have been tempted to rotate the team, but Miller told Clyde 1 Superscoreboard that it shouldn’t even come under consideration.
“No, no, because it’s not over,” he said. You know it’s highly improbably, but it’s not impossible.
“If Rangers get the win on Sunday, it’s three points. The next three games, who knows what will happen. When the pressure is there to get over the finishing line it’s very, very tough.
“The pressure mounts. At the moment, Celtic have a real, real good lead. They are going into the game on Sunday and they don’t need to win. They will absolutely approach it trying to win, but they don’t need to.
“If they lose, and it’s three points with three games to go, it’s far from over.
“That builds the pressure, and Rangers can’t give it up.”
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It’s a big decision for Van Bronckhorst to make, because the title race is not in their hands and a result on Sunday doesn’t mean they’ll become champions.
They’d close the gap on Celtic and that could rock the boat a little, but it could also contribute negatively towards their Europa League charge in midweek against the Bundesliga club.
With that said though, if they could seal the title with a win over Celtic then the manager certainly wouldn’t consider rotating the team.
That means the player are capable of playing both games back-to-back with a four day break in between. If they lose on Thursday the rest of the season is essentially over anyway.
This game needs to be taken seriously and treated as if it has the title on the line, because it essentially has. If they lose, the title is Celtic’s and nobody in blue wants that at their own expense.
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