Former Rangers star Derek Ferguson has claimed that the title race is over after the Gers’ flopped against Kilmarnock last night, losing 2-1 at Rugby Park.
With Celtic winning 5-0 against Hearts, the gap at the top of the table was extended to ten points and Ferguson thinks Rangers will find it “very hard” to catch them.
The former Rangers midfielder questioned whether Rangers’ players thought they’d done enough by beating Celtic twice as he admitted the Gers have lost their “intensity.”
“Billy [Dodds] mentioned intensity; they had that before the break,” Ferguson told BBC Sportsound.
“Is it a case that the players think because they had two good performances against Celtic, that’s enough?
“Well it ain’t. And Billy says he doesn’t think the title race is over. I think it is. I don’t think Rangers will be able to claw that back because I watched a side [Celtic] tonight that, I don’t think they were at their best, and they’ve absolutely skelped Hearts 5-0.
“They play at times with an intensity that no other team in Scotland can match and it’s going to be very hard for Rangers.”
Ferguson – just 16 years and 24 days old when he made his Rangers bow in 1983 – won two league titles and three League Cups during his time at Ibrox, as well as seeing brother Barry carve his name into the club’s folklore.
With a clash against Livingston this weekend, the Gers will have a chance to get the defeat by Kilmarnock out of their systems – but need a favour from Celtic to get back into the title race.