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'What's going on over there?' Rangers legend stunned by Celtic form

A general view of Ibrox Stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic are 10 points clear of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; General view of Ibrox Stadium

Derek Ferguson believes that Celtic effectively won the Premiership title race against Rangers last night.

The Gers stuttered once again and lost 2-1 away to Kilmarnock.

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In doing so, Celtic, who beat Hearts 5-0, were able to establish a 10-point lead over Steven Gerrard's Rangers, who have a game in hand.

The Ibrox outfit have dropped a whopping eight points since coming back from the winter break, having beaten Neil Lennon's side in the final game of 2019 - and at Parkhead no less.

In contrast, the Hoops have been relentless since their warm-weather training camp in Dubai, winning all eight of their games across all competitions and scoring 27 goals along the way.

 

This is the second year in a row that Rangers have beaten Celtic in the last game of the calendar year but haven't kicked on after the break, with the Bhoys visiting Dubai last year too.

"Since they've come back from the break in Dubai, I wonder what's been going on over there because that's the second year in a row," Ferguson told BBC Sportsound.

"First of all, look at Celtic. They've come back, they've changed things up. Two up top, three at the back. Rangers have come back, I don't know if they've thought, 'We just need to go out and get about the park and things will happen'.

"I don't think Rangers will be able to claw that back because I watched a side [Celtic] tonight that, I don't think they were at their best, and they've absolutely skelped Hearts 5-0."

There's still a glimmer of hope for Gerrard's side who, in addition to their game in hand, also face Celtic a couple more times this season.

Problem is, they probably have to win every single Premiership game from here on in and, with their erratic form this year, it looks very, very unlikely.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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