Former Celtic striker Andy Walker is predicting that this season’s title race will go down to the wire following Rangers’ response after the Old Firm Derby defeat last month.
Since losing to the Hoops, Steven Gerrard’s side have scored 18 goals in four league games, and the Sky Sports commentator says he thinks the Gers’ strike force means it will be close between the two Old Firm rivals heading into the final weeks of the campaign:
“I don’t think we’re going to see many points given up by Celtic and Rangers. Admittedly, Celtic have followed up a draw with a defeat. I think they’re going to prove to be really debilitating in their quest for the title.”
“If Alfredo Morelos and Jermaine Defoe steer clear of injury I think Rangers have every chance. I think from middle to front they’re creating chances. The response since losing to Celtic has been absolutely first class. And, make no doubt, the title race is going right to the end of the season.”
Rangers may have leapfrogged Celtic in the table following this weekend’s results but there is a long way to go, as well as three more Old Firm derbies which could help decide matters.
Hoops manager Neil Lennon would have been disappointed with the performance against Livingston but, after going down to ten men, it was always going to be difficult against a well-drilled outfit.
The team will want to make amends when they face Ross County in two weeks time after the international break.