Barry Ferguson comments on Rangers v Celtic title race

Barry Ferguson of Rangers celebrates winning the Scottish Premier League trophy after the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee United and Rangers at Tanadice Park on May 24, 2009...

Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic will be aiming for the title next season.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Former Ibrox midfielder Barry Ferguson has predicted in The Daily Record that Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers will challenge Neil Lennon’s Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.

Former Rangers midfielder Ferguson believes that the Gers will push the Hoops hard and will give them a serious run for their money during the 2019-20 campaign.

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The former Scotland international believes that unlike previous years, Celtic will not assume that they have already won the league title without the season even starting.

Ferguson wrote in The Daily Record: “I’m not going to get carried away and say Rangers will win the title next season. But they might. And that’s a sign of progress in itself. What I will say is they will give Celtic a serious run for their money.

“For so long now they’ve got used to knowing Celtic will win the league before the first ball has even been kicked. Well, all that’s finished now Gerrard is in charge across the city.

“Celtic know they have their work cut out again – and that alone makes it an exciting time to be a Rangers fan. I’ve bumped into a lot of punters recently and they’re all saying much the same thing.”

Neil Lennon, manager of Celtic celebrates winning the Scottish Cup at the final whistle during the Scottish Cup Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC at Hampden Park on May 25,...

Title race

Celtic have been dominant team in Scotland for almost a decade now, and the Hoops will be determined to win the league title nine times in a row next season.

However, Rangers showed last season that they can challenge the Hoops under manager Steven Gerrard, and one should not be surprised if the Gers do give the Bhoys a run for their money during the 2019-20 campaign.

Rangers, though, need to be more consistent than they were last season, and also need to be very good away from home.

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Blackpool at Loftus Road on March 29, 2014 in London, England.

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