Rangers cult hero Jonatan Johansson thinks Rangers will prove they have the ‘bottle’ for a title fight, despite Sunday’s loss to Hearts, and is confident the Gers will start proving their doubters wrong in tomorrow’s clash with Ross County.
There have been suggestions that Gerrard’s side don’t have it in them to challenge Celtic right to the wire but the former Ibrox player and coach insists there are players at the club who will “relish” the fight for the title.
JJ admits the players need to show they are up for it but is confident the Gers will bounce back and get back on the right track after Sunday’s Tynecastle horror sho.
“I think the manager was very honest with what he said. The great thing is he’s been like that from the beginning,” Johansson told the Scottish Sun.
“If he’s felt the team hasn’t been good enough he’s come out and said it.
“But I do think there are a lot of players who are going to relish the title fight and they will have the bottle.
“You have to show it on the pitch and I believe Rangers will do that starting from Wednesday.”
With Celtic five points clear in the league, having played one game more, there’s still everything to play for and the idea that the title race is over is laughable.
Gerrard’s side have several home games coming up and should put together a consistent run of form to get right back on Celtic’s heels.
The small matter of a further two Old Firm games this season could give Rangers all the opportunity they need to overhaul their bitter rivals and get their hands on the league trophy in May.