Former Rangers star Gregg Wylde thinks Steven Gerrard’s current “relentless” side are similar to Walter Smith’s title-winning side of 2010/11 after opening up an eleven-point lead over Celtic.

Wylde was part of Smith’s squad as they lifted the club’s last title to date and thinks that Gerrard having regular conversations with the Ibrox icon is “absolutely huge” for the Gers boss.


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Gerrard’s side have only conceded three goals domestically this season and, as well as an eleven point lead, have scored 17 times more than Celtic – and Wylde has been very impressed with what he has seen.

“Watching this team reminds me a bit of the hunger Walter Smith instilled in 2010-11,” Wylde told the Daily Record.

“They look so strong and fit and don’t look like dropping points. They’re relentless.

“If you put a foot wrong then Walter would have a right go at you and made sure you were on your toes.

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“I know Steven Gerrard has said he often speaks to Walter Smith and to have someone of that experience to call upon is absolutely huge.

“Every time they get the ball their movement is excellent and they’ve got players who can come off the bench and change games so they’re looking good.”

Wylde has played for Aberdeen, Plymouth Argyle , Millwall, Northampton, Morecambe, Livingston, Clyde and East Stirlingshire since leaving Rangers in 2012 after administration.

During his time at Ibrox he made made 48 appearances for the club and won the league and League Cup for Walter Smith’s side.

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