Gerrard comments show Celtic can claim assist for Rangers defeat

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 17; Scott Brown of Celtic celebrates after he scores the winning goal during he Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby...

Rangers are putting pressure on themselves for tonight, with Celtic pulling away in the league.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 17; Scott Brown of Celtic celebrates after he scores the winning goal during he Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby...

Scott Brown's late winner for Celtic at Kilmarnock at the weekend immediately felt significant.

It took Celtic eight points clear at the top of the Premiership, moving towards an eighth successive title.

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Rangers needed Celtic to drop points after their own stumble a day earlier against St Johnstone.

Gers boss Steven Gerrard has been despondent about their title chances since.

 

Ahead of Rangers' Scottish Cup match with Kilmarnock tonight, Gerrard is piling the pressure on his side, describing it as their last hope of a trophy this season.

When asked by The Telegraph if this is Rangers' last chance of silverware, he responded: "I think where we sit right here, that you’re probably right in saying that.

"This has been a competition, even from the beginning of the season, that we’ve looked at."

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers take on Kilmarnock at Ibrox tonight, after a loss and a draw against them in the past month.

A win is essential, but it won't be easy.

Celtic's victory at the weekend has piled the pressure on Rangers to get a result tonight.

It will also have geed up Kilmarnock, who will want to bounce back from defeat by knocking Rangers out of the cup.

If Rangers do lose, Celtic can claim the assist.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke are seen prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park on February 17,...

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