The latest comments of Derek McInnes will have done nothing to enthuse Aberdeen fans or their role in a title run in.
But at the same time as they groan, there’s a simultaneous sigh of relief emanating out of Govan. His latest musings on the Scottish Premiership title race prove that the Ibrox club dodged a bullet by not securing his signature.
So what did he say? Well, and excuse us if you can hear the gritted teeth here.
“I think Celtic are the most likely to stretch away, but every team is finding it difficult to get away and get those winning runs going.”
No bother Derek.
Rangers will make a fist of title fight
Rangers and Celtic are level at the top, with Celtic scoring more and having a game in hand. Whilst they have the advantage, the title talk isn’t just about Rangers improvement in the first half of the season.
It’s the real threat of the blue side of Glasgow improving in the second half which has caught the country’s attention. Davis and Defoe are in. There’s talk of more to come. Rangers have caught a much-needed break.
And we played Celtic off the park in December.
But if this is his attitude, we can sleep easy knowing it’s Steven Gerrard, and not Derek McInnes, whose in charge at Ibrox.
And so can the Board.