Rangers SPFL title admission emerges despite Celtic advantage
Barry Ferguson has delivered a verdict on Rangers winning the title despite playing catch up to Celtic on the SPFL points table.
The former Gers player believes that December is a massive month and winning the Old Firm is what Philippe Clement will be eyeing.
The Belgian also has a chance to win his first trophy before that and should he do, it’ll be a big psychological boost going into that game.
“He’s had a really good first month in charge and I think he has to have a brilliant second one, starting at on the 26th against Aberdeen up there,” Ferguson told GO Radio, as quoted by the Daily Record. “On the 17th, you want to get that first trophy and then obviously you look at the 30th [v Celtic].
“But in between that, there’s games that you need to make sure you win. December is a massive, massive month for Rangers. Although they’ve still got two big games in November; Aberdeen and Aris Limassol, with Fir Park as well so there are a few tough ones.
“But when I’m looking at this Rangers team, they’re in a different place. They’re in a good place at this moment in time. So he knows, the second month needs to be even better than the first month. But I’ve got every confidence in him.”
The clash against Celtic on December 30 is a must win for Rangers, who find themselves eight points behind their rivals under the management of Clement.
This match is not only a pivotal opportunity to narrow the point gap but also carries significant psychological weight in the title race.
A victory would not only slash the deficit but instil confidence in Clement’s leadership and the team’s ability to compete at the highest level.
Failing to secure a win could widen the points margin, making a title challenge more arduous.
The historical significance of the Old Firm rivalry intensifies the importance of this fixture, as a triumph could be a turning point for Rangers in their pursuit of reclaiming the top spot in the league.
Their record at Celtic Park has been pretty poor in recent seasons and if Clement is to prove his credentials as a top manager, that game needs to end up with Gers winning.