Pundit Hugh Burns is still clinging onto false hope that Rangers can beat Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title, despite football currently suspended and the Ibrox side 13 points adrift at the top of the table, The Scottish Sun report.

Celtic’s form between the return from the winter break and the eventual league shutdown was fantastic.

Neil Lennon’s men bounced back from a December derby defeat to fully capitalise on the wheels coming off of Steven Gerrard’s team.


With just eight games remaining, were football to resume Celtic would be clear favourites.

In fact, the BBC published analysis earlier this week that showed there’s less than a 2% chance that the Bhoys would give up their grip on the league.

Nonetheless, Burns has given his timeline of how Rangers could get back into things should the season resume.

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As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “If Rangers win their game in hand against St Johnstone then it’s down to ten.

“If, and it would be a big if, they win the final two derbies then the gap is suddenly down to four.

“When you think about Helicopter Sunday then nothing can be ruled out however improbable.

“I keep hearing the term ‘sporting integrity’ and you can only have that if the league is played to a finish.”

The comments, like others emanating from Ibrox pundits in recent weeks, are all in service of denying Celtic a title should the season have to eventually be cancelled.

It’s desperate and, frankly embarrassing, stuff.

Celtic in action against Rangers

Celtic in action against Rangers / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Nobody gave Rangers a chance of winning the title before play was suspended, so to turn round and deny the Hoops reward for the hard work put in this season would be ridiculous.

Hopefully, common sense prevails here when the authorities eventually get around to making a decision on what’s going to happen in Scottish football.

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