"Celtic are coming"; Fear emanates from Ibrox as Bhoys build momentum
Neil McCann has fired a warning to Rangers about the form of title rivals Celtic, working as a pundit at Ibrox as his former side dropped points again last night.
While the Bhoys steamrollered Hibernian with a dominant, fluid first-half showing, Rangers toiled against Aberdeen. They ought to have lost, with Ramirez and former Celtic captain Scott Brown piling on the pain. However, a questionable penalty call from referee John Beaton meant Rangers equalised late on [BBC].
Speaking on Rangers TV, former winger McCann admitted this Rangers side were struggling to build on last season’s momentum. And, he said, Celtic are a real threat to the Ibrox side’s chances of silverware in 21-22.
McCann said [Rangers TV]:
“You are looking at Scott Brown playing as part of a central three, he could have played with his slippers on tonight.
“There is no urgency for me in a lot of players, and I am not going to sit here and hide it. That needs to be much better from Rangers.
“If Rangers are to keep going and powering forward, winning games, retaining the title, because Celtic are coming hard at them, they’re coming strong as well…
“They really need to up their game, Stevie and the coaching team need to get into this side and get them going.”
Celtic are the Scottish Premiership’s form team right now; no wonder there’s anxiety at Ibrox
Good fun, we’re sure you’ll agree.
In fairness to Neil McCann (a sentence I never thought I’d write), it probably takes a bit of courage to tear into Rangers’ performance this much on their own in-house channel. While, like Celtic TV, you would expect honesty from pundits, this really is something!
He’s right, too. Celtic are building some serious momentum. Wins over Aberdeen, Motherwell, St Johnstone and now Hibs mean we could be top of the table on Saturday.
Celtic still have plenty of business to take care of before the next Glasgow Derby. But by the time the 2nd of January rolls around, and Celtic Park welcomes in expectant supporters, we could be talking about a game with huge title ramifications.
Momentum continues to build under Ange. Across the Clyde, it’s looking rather uncertain.
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