By Daniel Feliciano

13th Nov, 2022 | 5:10pm

Robbie Savage makes brutal SPFL title race claim as Rangers crumble vs St Mirren, Chris Sutton responds

Robbie Savage believes the Scottish Premiership title race is over after Rangers fell nine points behind Celtic following a draw v St Mirren on Saturday (12 November).

The Gers could only muster a 1-1 draw against mid-table St Mirren, with James Tavernier’s late goal saving them from total embarrassment on the day.

With Celtic winning later in the day it took the game to nine points which led to Savage answering calls on BBC 606’s Football Phone-In (12 November) and declaring the title race over, although Chris Sutton responded in disagreement.

“It’s over, it’s all over”, Savage said when it comes to the title race, but Sutton wasn’t so sure.

“It’s not over yet,” he replied. “You can’t think like that.

“If you are Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou you can’t think like that. You’re saying the league is over, that’s still a big call with three more games to go against Rangers isn’t it?”

Over

It would take an absolutely insane turnaround in 2023 to see Rangers come out on top of this title race and claim their 56th championship.

As it stands, they’d be lucky to get anywhere near Celtic, who have been relentless this season and dropped points just once in the season, less than Rangers have in the last week alone.

But it’s not officially over until it’s over, and while the fans are likely to be extremely pessimistic about our chances of becoming champions, the players simply cannot be allowed to think that way.

They must give everything they can between now and it becoming mathematically impossible, because Celtic will have a bad spell at some point and they must be ready to take advantage.

Otherwise, what’s the point of being involved to begin with? When there’s a will there’s a way, and there’s still a chance until there isn’t. So keep believing.

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