Michael Chopra makes a prediction about Rangers

Alloa Athletic forward Michael Chopra has backed Rangers to win the Scottish Championship title with ease.

Alloa Athletic forward Michael Chopra has told The Daily Record that he expects Rangers to remain unbeaten in the Scottish Championship for the rest of the season.

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 27 points from nine matches, nine points clear of second-place Raith Rovers.

The Gers have a 100% record in the league and are firm favourites to win the championship title and gain automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season.

Alloa forward Chopra does not expect any team in the Championship to catch Rangers, but he has suggested that Mark Warburton’s side are not ready for the Premiership just yet.

“And I don’t think anyone can catch Rangers now in the Championship,” the former Newcastle United and Sunderland forward told The Daily Record.

“They’d have wanted a good cup run but the St Johnstone defeat shows the difference between our league and the Premiership.

“Saints turned them over, they were comfortable winners. It’s been so easy for them in the Championship. I think that brought them down a peg or two.

“I still think they’ll go unbeaten in the league this season. They’re a different side to last year and it’s only a matter of time before they’re promoted.”

Chopra was referring to Rangers’ defeat to St Johnstone in the third round of the Scottish League Cup at home last month. The Gers went down 3-1 to the Scottish Premiership outfit at Ibrox in that game.

While it is true that Rangers are not yet good enough to compete in the Premiership, one needs to consider that they will make changes to their squad and add quality players next summer (if they get promoted).

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