Former Rangers midfielder Derek Ferguson believes the Scottish Premiership title race is done and dusted after the Hoops went ten points ahead of their Old Firm rivals.
Neil Lennon‘s side won 5-0 against Hearts, while the Gers slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Speaking on the BBC’s Sportsound programme last night, Ferguson disagreed with his fellow pundit Billy Dodds about whether Celtic have sewn up the league already:
“Billy says he doesn’t think the title race is over. Well, I think it is. 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.”
Rangers can claw back Celtic’s advantage to seven points if they win their game in hand, but with just twelve games to go, the gap is pretty sizeable considering the limited number of matches left.
The Old Firm derbies can, of course, change momentum, but even after their defeat to their rivals last month, Celtic came out the stronger team, having won every single match since that 2-1 loss at Parkhead. It will be a test at Pittodrie when the Bhoys face Aberdeen this weekend, but considering their current form, fans will be confident of picking up another three points.