Scottish football needs a Rangers title challenge
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scottish football needs a Rangers title challenge

Another month, another failed small time challenger to Celtic’s dominance. The rest of Scottish football was excited for about three days. Kilmarnock has begun to show signs of steely resistance under Steve Clarke.

But let’s be honest, was anyone serious about them challenging Celtic? They were swept away in a 5-1 blitz are Parkhead and it only proved one thing.

It falls on Rangers to stop our Old Firm rivals in their tracks.

And not just for the good of Rangers, but for Scottish football.

It falls on Steven Gerrard and Rangers to stop Celtic’s resistance at the top of the Scottish Premiership. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But do Rangers look like mounting a challenge? A lot of the time, we’ve huffed and puffed our way back up the leagues.

Rangers must stop slipping up

We’ve made it hard for ourselves, much harder than it should’ve been at times. Kilmarnock went into this one unbeaten against Celtic under Clarke. Celtic stepped up to that test.

The league has become a laughing stock to those down south and around Europe. It needs excitement and rivalry, and it needs a strong Rangers. With a resurgent Rangers bring outside interest, and with it new opportunities for the entire league.

Celtic have lifted the title every year since Rangers last triumphed in 2011. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

At the moment, even Celtic’s achievements aren’t really being recognised outwith Scotland. We’ve just about stayed in the title race. The Aberdeen horror show was cushioned by a draw for Celtic at Fir Park. But from here on in, make no mistake. There can be no more slip ups.

There will be no favours from elsewhere in the league. And whether other clubs realise it or not, it’s essential for Scottish football.

It starts by beating Dundee tomorrow. Here’s the team to do it.