The form of Neil Lennon’s Celtic team has been stellar since the return from the winter break and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard thinks it means that there is little room for more error at Ibrox, The Scottish Sun report.
Pleasingly, our Glasgow rivals dropped points for the second weekend in a row yesterday, this time drawing at home to Aberdeen.
It means that with a victory today away to Hamilton we can move seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, albeit having played a game more.
We need to work hard to ensure that happens but the team will be expected to turn in a professional performance and pick up the victory.
Asked if his team could afford any more slip-ups in the title race, Gerrard said to The Scottish Sun: “If you look at Celtic’s form, probably not, probably not.”
However, he hasn’t quite given up all hope, going on to suggest the two remaining derbies will have a big say, telling the paper: “But I have been around the game long enough to know that there will be twists and turns. And remember there are still six points to play for in Old Firm games.”
Time to pile the pressure on
Clearly Rangers have been feeling the title-race heat since the return from Dubai. Despite beating us at Celtic Park last month they’ve managed to surrender any advantage that gave them.
It’s a similar pattern to last year when they bested us at Ibrox in December, yet returned to poor form in the new year.
Today’s match is the perfect opportunity to pile the pressure on further and really stamp our authority on this Scottish Premiership battle.
Nine-in-a-row feels closer now than it has done for large parts of the season. If Scott Brown and his team can continue winning for the next few weeks, we might just find there’s unravelling at Ibrox all over again.