Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is closing in on a long-standing post-war Ibrox record set by Jock Wallace in his first season as manager in 1972-73.

A win in this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash with Motherwell would see Gerrard level the 16-game winning run of Wallace’s side as the Gers home in on title number 55.

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The records have tumbled for Rangers this season (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Wallace’s run of wins started with a 4-0 thumping of East Fife at Bayview on December 23, 1972 and ran to the penultimate game of the season where the Gers drew 2-2 at Aberdeen.

Rangers would ultimately lose out on the title that season, Celtic winning the league by a single point but it seems incredibly unlikely that will be repeated this season.

 

Wallace would lift the Scottish Cup that year, the first of 10 major honours for the Ibrox icon, and hopefully Gerrard can get his hands on his first piece of silverware this term.

After facing Motherwell, the Gers host Ross County at Ibrox and will be hoping they can make it 17 wins against the Staggies and take the post-war record outright.

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Wallace won 16 league games in a row in 1972/73 (Photo by David Cannon/Allsport/Getty Images)

The all-time record for consecutive league wins sits at 22, encompassing the entire 18 games of the 1898/99 season and he first four of 1899/1900 – which would see the Gers needing to win every game through to the March 6 clash with St. Mirren.

Meanwhile, Rangers fans have had plenty to say about the circumstances surrounding Celtic’s draw with Hibs and also railed against the decision not to retest Celtic players pre-match.

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