Are people making a mistake in defining take on Ramgers season
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Don't write Rangers off in Scottish Premiership title race - just yet

After the turgid Scottish Premiership draw with St. Johnstone at Ibrox, there was a near collective sigh rise out of the stadium’s roof
Here we were, with visions of 55 (or at least a run at it) being let down by our own fist biting incompetence. We were awful.
And then we bite back and absolutely dismantle Kilmarnock 5-0. It was a superb, bipolar performance. And it’s performances like that which suggest it might be a little early to write Rangers off – just yet.

Alfredo Morelos four goal haul for Rangers topped off a fine display against Kilmarnock. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Let’s be honest here, it’d take a lot. But we’re certainly not out of the running. And after Steven Gerrard told The Evening Times “we won’t be giving up”, the Gers boss certainly plans on taking the title race into the final furlong.
But the ball is largely out of Rangers’ court. It would take a monumental stumble by a Celtic side who’ve yet to concede domestically this year. Albeit they’ve not properly been challenged yet.
Alongside that, we need to find something we’ve not had all season. Consistency.

Rangers have struggled for consistent results in the Scottish Premiership

We’ve barely been able to rub three wins together since the season started. We won four Scottish Premiership games on the bounce back in November going into the first weekend of December.
We won three in a row after dropping points against Kilmarnock in January.
What we need now is to put together a run in the Scottish Premiership which strikes a bit of fear into Celtic. Something which has them worried. Powerful, emphatic, no-nonsense performances. The resultant pressure could have Celtic stumbling.

A dejected Kyle Lafferty sums up last week’s disappointment – Rangers can’t afford any more slip ups. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Many fans have their eye on their away to trip to Tynecastle later in the month. If we match them until then and they drop points here, would leave the gap 5 or 6 points with ten games to go. Two of those games are also Old Firm matches.
Finished? We could only just be getting started.
And with the potential Player of the Year leading the line, anything is possible.

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