Rangers can only beat Celtic to SPFL title if Steven Gerrard’s men do THIS – Sutton | Football | Sport


Rangers still remain in the hunt for their first top-flight title since 2011 despite being eight points adrift of Celtic.

They will be praying that third placed Aberdeen can do them a favour at Park Head this weekend.

Costly draws including two against Hibernian earlier this season have come back to haunt Steven Gerrard as his side bid to make up the ground between now and May.

Rangers however will take hope from the fact they still have two Old Firm derbies between now and the end of the season in which they will look to gain six points over Celtic.

According to former Hoops striker Chris Sutton, Rangers will have to win both matches to stand any chance of winning the title.

“I still think Steven Gerrard’s side will need to win both remaining Old Firm games to even stand a chance of taking it to the wire,” he wrote in his column with the Daily Record.

“It’s a stretch, to say the least.

“The next few weeks could wrap it up but Celtic should already be plotting for Europe next season.

“And, as Ajax proved [with win against Real Madrid], there can be no excuses [for failure in Europe].

Rangers travel to bogey side Hibs tonight knowing that anything but a win could spell an end to their title ambitions.

Alan Stubbs, who used to be in charge at Easter Road believes the ‘Gers will be out of the hunt if they lose the clash.

“If Rangers don’t beat Hibs it is going to be very difficult,” Stubbs told BT Sport.

“If they lose and Celtic win on Saturday that will be 11 points.

“Rangers have not won five games on the bounce in the league this year. That tells you how hard their task is.

“I think to win the title Rangers need to win nine and probably all ten games.

“That is an enormous feat to achieve when they haven’t won five in a row in the league this season.”

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