Former Rangers loanee Andy King has admitted that it is will be “hard” for Rangers to dethrone Celtic this season – but insists that Celtic could still slip up and throw the Gers a lifeline.

King spent the first half of the season on loan at Ibrox from Leicester City, making five appearances, but struggled to make much of an impact in Glasgow.

METHIL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 18: Rangers new signing Andy King is seen with Andrew Halliday prior to the Scottish League Cup second round match between East Fife and Rangers at Bayview Stadium on August 18, 2019 in Methil, Scotland.

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The veteran midfielder is adamant Steven Gerrard will be “relentless” in his pursuit of the title – but thinks it looks beyond the Gers this season.

“It’s going to be hard for them now, with the gap opened up how it is,” King told Examiner Live.

“With the greatest respect to the league, there are probably certain games you can earmark, where you can pick up points and where you can’t afford to drop them, with some of the teams in there.

“It’s going to be hard for them to catch up now, but I know what the manager is like and he will be relentless in trying to make sure they win every game between now and the end of the season, and you never know what can happen in football.

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“I am sure Celtic can slip up, like Rangers have done after the first couple of months – you can never take three points for granted.”

Since leaving Ibrox, King has joined Huddersfield Town on loan and is finding game-time easier to come by with the Championship side.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Huddersfield Town unveil new signing Andy King at PPG Canalside on January 14, 2020 in Huddersfield, England.

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Yesterday’s draw with St. Johnstone looks to have effectively killed the Gers title hopes – although there is still a slim hope they can turn things around.

Gerrard will likely need a miracle though if he is to get his hands on the title this season after a shambolic return to action after the winter break.

 

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