Rangers defender George Edmundson is confident that Old Firm rivals Celtic will slip up in the title race after taking a three-point lead – and insists that Neil Lennon’s side won’t go the full season unbeaten.

The Gers trail their rivals after the disappointing 2-0 defeat at Ibrox and will look to get back to winning ways this weekend when they welcome Livingston to Ibrox.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: George Edmundson of Rangers in action during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and St Joseph at Ibrox Stadium on July 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Edmundson admits that Rangers weren’t at their best but is adamant it was only a “little hiccup” with more highs and lows to come over the season.

“It’s still early days in the season and I’m sure Celtic will slip up at some point,” Edmundson said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“I don’t think they are going to go the whole season unbeaten. It was a little hiccup but there’s a long season with ups and downs to come.

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“We didn’t feel we played our best but it’s early days and there’s a long way to go. There will be highs and lows along the way.”

After his move from Oldham over the summer, Edmundson has had to kick his heels on the sidelines with Connor Goldson and Niko Katic making up Steven Gerrard’s centre-back pairing.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: George Edmundson of Rangers in action during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and St Joseph at Ibrox Stadium on July 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The arrival of Swedish international Filip Helander also makes things more difficult for the young Englishman but he’s impressed when called upon this season.

With a hectic schedule over the coming weeks, Edmundson may find himself more involved as the Gers compete in the league, Europa League and Betfred Cup.

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