Saturday’s final Premiership clash of 2018 saw Rangers take a long-awaited victory over Celtic in the Old Firm.
Ryan Jack’s goal in the 30th minute gave us all three points, a valuable confidence boosting win and bragging rights for the first time in a number of years and manager Steven Gerrard’s post-game comments praised the fans, the players and he hoped it was a sign of plenty more things to come from the group in the future.
Encouraging supporters to enjoy the ‘bragging rights’, the former Liverpool man told Sky Sports that we should certainly enjoy the victory for what it was, but we should also use it as a boost for the future as he knows we can still make plenty of improvements in the second half of the current campaign.
“We were better to a man, the better team, and could have won it more comfortably. We were superb today…the players were outstanding. They played with courage and belief, were brave and competed all over the pitch. I asked them to bring their A game but they brought their A-plus. The first half of the season has gone really well. We can still improve and grow and we will. I think we’ll get confidence and belief from this. We’ll respect Celtic and the other teams pushing, it’s a tough league and it’s going to be a tough challenge but we need to recover bodies and get our full-strength 11 and squad back and get ready to go again at the end of January.”
With us now hitting the break, whilst Celtic still have the advantage in the table with a game in hand, drawing level on points is a further bonus that should boost everyone and the players should be relishing the next fixture and be out to prove another point to show absolutely this wasn’t just one of those days.
We have to build on it now and push on and turn those draws into wins.