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Michael Stewart has said on BBC Sport (22:30) that Steven Gerrard’s Rangers could further extend their lead over Celtic in the coming weeks.

The former Manchester United and Hibernian midfielder, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, believes that Rangers could pull further ahead of the Hoops, pointing out that the Celtic’s games in hand will not be played until 2021.

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 35 points from 13 matches, nine points clear of second-placed and bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic, who have played 11 games.

Stewart made the comments following Celtic’s defeat in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

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The former Scotland international told BBC Sport (22:30): “Domestically, the concern for Celtic is that those [Premiership] games in hand won’t be played until next year.

“So the likelihood is that Celtic could be even further behind Rangers come Christmas. Psychologically, that could prove pivotal.”

Exciting title race

True, Celtic are going through a bad spell and Rangers are on song, but it is still only November, and the title race is far from over.

The Hoops have a very strong team and Neil Lennon is a very good manager, and it is only a matter of time before the Bhoys get back to their best.

If Rangers can maintain their current high level and be consistent, then this season’s title race could go down to the wire and could be one of the most exciting in years.

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