BBC Scotland commentator Rob McLean believes Rangers’ title credentials are credible after Steven Gerrard’s side beat Hearts 3-1 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.
Goals from Ryan Kent, Scott Arfield and Alfredo Morelos had Ibrox bouncing yesterday, just days after the same result at home to Austrian side Rapid Vienna in UEFA Europa League action.
It was a win that ensured the Gers ended the weekend in sixth position, although we are just two points behind Celtic and now five points behind league leaders Hearts.
Given we haven’t had the best start to domestic action this season, we could be in a much worse position than we are.
BBC’s McLean believes it all means that we are a force in the title race.
As quoted by BBC Scotland, he said:
Gerrard talked about making a statement and Rangers very much made a statement on Sunday. It could have been worse for Hearts – and credit to them for sticking at it – but they made mistakes in the first half and Rangers blew them away.
Rangers’ domestic form has been patchy but it’s an inexperienced team coming together and getting better every week. They are a force in this title race, there is no doubt about that.
We’re now heading into an international break, but things don’t get much easier for Gerrard and his squad in the coming weeks with an away match against Hamitlon to consider before huge games against Spartak Moscow and Aberdeen.
If the side is to truly challenge for trophies then our away form needs to be sorted out and hopefully we can make another statement against struggling Accies on 21st October.
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