Rangers have been named as the in-form team in European football by US broadcast giants ESPN, beating the likes of Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Juventus.
The Gers made it 15 wins in a row in the league against Aberdeen last weekend before drawing with Motherwell and the rankings published between those fixtures has seen them overtake Bayern at the top of the list, compiled by former Newcastle keeper Shaka Hislop.
Steven Gerrard’s side were second last week before back-to-back defeats for Bayern saw the Light Blues leapfrog them – although Hislop couldn’t help himself with a dig a Scottish football.
“I had Glasgow Rangers in at two last week, thinking ‘Well, Bayern will give me a couple of weeks to figure out what I’m going to do with Glasgow Rangers long term’,” Hislop said.
“Then Bayern lose two on the spin. I’m having to put Glasgow Rangers in at number one, and I’m not sure how they got there. Well, I do, but it’s Scottish football you know, so help me out.”
It seems odd to criticise Rangers while putting them at the top of the rankings but you can only beat who is infront of you.
Given Rangers’ European form though, it’s not as if they are romping it domestically and then going out and getting scudded 7-1 at home in Europe – the Gers are beating teams they arguably shouldn’t be beating.
As long as the form holds up until the title is secured, Hislop can make all the snide comments he wants about Scottish football.
If Celtic drop points in one more game than Rangers do before the Gers travel to Parkhead on March 20th, the Gers can win the league at Celtic Park.