Barry Ferguson comments on Rangers v Celtic title race

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackpool and Charlton Athletic at Bloomfield Road on May 03, 2014 in Blackpool, England.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers are ahead of Neil Lennon’s Celtic.

head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern,...Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Barry Ferguson has written in The Daily Record that Neil Lennon’s Celtic are still the favourites for the Scottish Premiership title, not Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

The former Rangers star has urged the Ibrox faithful not to get carried away despite the Gers going top of the league table before the international break.

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Rangers are two points clear of second-placed and bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment.

Ferguson wrote in The Daily Record: “Now the roles have been reversed during this international break and I’ve had Rangers fans jumping about because they’re two points clear at the top.

“I’m trying to tell them to calm down and tell them it’s two points and not 12! Look, I’d much rather be two points clear than two points behind but everyone has to relax.

“Celtic had a bad day at the office whey they lost 2-0 to Livingston but they are still the strongest team in Scotland and the favourites for the title.”

Neil Lennon, Manager of Celtic looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Celtic FC and CFR Cluj at Celtic Park on October 03, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Staying grounded

Rangers have been superb since they lost to Celtic in the Old Firm derby, and their consistency after that loss is something to marvel at.

However, the Hoops have been in a similar situation before, and the Glasgow giants have bounced back strongly.

It is only just October, and Rangers simply cannot afford to be carried away with just a two-point lead at the top of the table.

The Gers need to carry on working hard and winning matches, and the Ibrox faithful have to stay grounded.

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackpool and Charlton Athletic at Bloomfield Road on May 03, 2014 in Blackpool, England.

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