As Rangers romped to a 5-0 win over Scottish Premiership strugglers Ross County, the considerable margin of the victory wasn’t just a sign of the club’s superiority in this 90 minutes.
But rather, Rangers’ side-to-side, electric, committed, determined and athletic application to the match was further evidence that the Gers are playing as the Champions elect this season.
Now 23 points clear of Celtic with our rivals nowhere in sight – not this weekend on the fixture card nor in the title race – it truly is Rangers’ to lose.
Rangers will be worthy winners of their 55th league trophy and, without a doubt, be worthy of the title of Champions.
Humble, likeable, determined, focused, respectful, positive.
This is a squad full of not only soon-to-be-winners but of guys who you genuinely want to see do well and of players committed to winning football matches the right way.
It was not a coincidence that Steven Gerrard reached his 150th match milestone in the match.
This team in many ways are reflective of their manager’s style as a player – humble yet ruthless, loyal yet progressive, and a team for the big ocassion.
It’s an inventive side which thinks on its feet and one which mixes a swashbuckling, busy, direct style of forward play which covers the entire final third of the pitch with a stubborn and disciplined defence which is reflective of the entire team’s tactical concentration.
The Staggies might’ve challenged Rangers in the early period of the second half but the Gers had earned the right to find control of the match and ran out comfortable and deserved winners.
Well-drilled and well-oiled, this is a team which isn’t just playing like Champions, but which is worthy of the title of it too.
To get a picture of Rangers’ development this season, have a look at what James Tavernier had to say about the match in the pre-match programme.