Rangers have been handed a “huge opportunity” to take advantage of Celtic star Boli Bolingoli’s “stupidity” and open up a substantial lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership, Andy Halliday has insisted.
The Gers could be 11 points clear of their bitter rivals after Bolingoli’s unfathomable trip to Spain last week resulted in two of Celtic’s fixtures being postponed.
Halliday is intrigued by how Neil Lennon’s side react to being the chasers rather than the chased and is confident they would prefer to have the points in the bag rather than having to play catch-up.
“Bolingoli’s stupidity has given Rangers a huge opportunity to take advantage of the situation,” Halliday said, as quoted by BBC Scotland.
“This Celtic team have never been in a position to chase, so it will be interesting. They will have these games in hand, but everyone would agree you would rather have the points in the bag.”
The midfielder is still a free agent after leaving Rangers this summer and has taken on a number of media commitments while he looks for a new club.
Rangers have already taken advantage of their first game, beating St. Johnstone 3-0 and will be hoping to make it two fro two when they travel to face Livingston this weekend.