Rangers boss, Michael Beale, has expressed little hope of winning the Scottish Premiership title this season, due to the lack of games remaining in the season.
While Beale believes Rangers are in ‘very, very good form’, he does not think that his team will be able to catch Celtic, given their intimidating nine point lead over the Gers.
In a press conference via the BBC, Beale said: “If you looked at probability, the probability is low because the games are running out.
“I think we are in very, very good form, so Celtic are also therefore in very, very good form and their form has run longer than ours. So you would say it is outstanding form.
“What I would say is momentum can change things in football, and all we have to do is keep doing our job and hope the momentum changes. If it doesn’t, we still have to win games for Rangers and build our team stronger for the cup competitions and what is to come.”
While Beale is not holding his breath this campaign, he also mentioned that ‘momentum can change things in football’ – clearly, he does not believe that a title win is completely out of the question this year.
Of course, for Rangers to win the league this year, they would need Celtic to experience a significant dip in form. The Gers are set to play the Bhoys in the Scottish League Cup final on February 26, in a game that could be crucial for numerous reasons.
A win could give Rangers the mental edge that they desperately need over their bitter rivals. It’s easier said than done, as the Celts are having a dominant season in the SPFL – but far from impossible, as Rangers pushed Ange Postecoglou’s team very hard when the teams last met back in January.