Exclusive: Former Ibrox DoF makes Gers invincible season claim ahead of Hibernian clash
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Exclusive: Gordon Smith gives Rangers invincible season verdict ahead of Hibernian clash

Speaking exclusively to Rangers News, Gordon Smith says he believes Rangers have a good chance of going unbeaten in the Premiership this season.

The finish line is now coming into view for a Gers team that looks set to end the club’s decade-long major trophy drought come May.

James Tavernier looks likely to lift the Premiership trophy for Rangers at the end of the season. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

From 25 matches so far this season, Steven Gerrard’s side have recorded 22 wins and three draws, conceding only seven goals.

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It’s a remarkable record and Smith thinks an invincible season is very much possible, although he feels the size of Rangers’ lead at the top of the table may eventually become a hindrance of sorts.

“I think there’s a very good chance of it,” said the former Rangers player and director of football. “I think when the Premiership title is tied up, you don’t know what’s going to happen then.”

“If it’s comfortable and the league title is a certainty, the manager might make changes and the players themselves might not necessarily be up for it as much as they are at the moment. So, you don’t know what’s going to happen at a later stage.

“Sometimes you’ve got more chance of going on a great run when you’re required to have a great run to finish the season. Regardless of whether they go unbeaten or not, though, the main thing is that they win the title. That’s what it’s all about for Rangers this season and I think they’re in a great position to do it.

Gordon Smith believes Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have what it takes to go unbeaten in the league this season. (Photo by Paul Campbell/Getty Images)

“I think they deserve to be congratulated in terms of their form and what they’ve done. It’s been really a top-class campaign for them so far in terms of how they’ve played both defensively and in attack, as well as in terms of their general style of play and how comfortable they’ve made it look.

“It’s a shame the supporters can’t get to see them but there’s no doubt they’ll be watching closely and definitely the Rangers fans I meet when I’m out and about are very excited about it and they know the title is coming.”

Smith also tipped Nathan Patterson for big things after he signed a contract extension with the club, as well as providing his verdict on Rangers’ pre-contract deal for Scott Wright and interest in Bournemouth duo Nnamdi Ofoborh and Jack Simpson.


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