RANGERS legend Ally McCoist has tipped his old club to with the Premiership – bit has warned nine-in-a-row champions Celtic are too good to dismiss.

Steven Gerrard saw his pacesetters overwhelm Aberdeen 4-0 in Glasgow yesterday following the Hoops’ 2-2 draw with Hibs at Easter Road which saw the Ibrox outfit go ELEVEN points clear at the top of the league.

Neil Lennon’s men, who have two games in hand, have dropped nine points this season while losing to Gers at Parkhead and drawing at Kilmarnock, the Dons and Jack Ross’ side. They have struggled for consistency and were within a minute of an embarrassing loss in Edinburgh before on-loan AC Milan left-back Diego Laxalt rifled in a stoppage-time leveller.

Asked if he thought Rangers would win the title, McCoist, speaking on talkSPORT, answered: “Yes.

“It’s very early in the season and Celtic are too good a side not to come back and show a bit of form. They’re struggling to get going, but they’ve got good players. However, in Europe and domestically they are dropping points you just wouldn’t normally expect them to.

“They had a 3-3 draw at Aberdeen and a 2-2 draw at Hibs which can easily happen, but the bigger worry for Celtic would be the form of Rangers who have been excellent. Absolutely excellent.

“Stevie, Gary Mac and Michaal Beale won’t comment on what’s going to happen – I get that and have been in that position – but I’ve got to say I have been so impressed with Rangers at this early stage of the season.

“They are great to watch, easy on the eye, have goals from all over the team and competition for places all over the team.

“I looked at the bench against Aberdeen and it was one of the most impressive things about the team. A lot of people reckon you’re only as strong as your bench.

“Well, the Rangers bench on Sunday – they made five substitutions and in no way did it weaken then side. I’d not go as far as to say they have two players for every position, but certainly you have players who can come in and play.

“They have only lost one goal at home this season and that was the last five minutes against Galatasaray. And they have only lost three goals away domestically.

“So, it’s impossible not to be impressed with how Rangers are looking at this moment. There’s a long way to go and there’s definite improvement in Celtic – they have good players like Christie, McGregor and boys like that, but at this time they just don’t seem to be firing.

“It’s difficult to keep your feet on the ground in this situation, but you are asking me do I think Rangers will win the league and I have to say to you at this moment in time, from what I’m seeing, yes.”

Ryan Kent, Kemar Roofe, Scott Arfield and James Tavernier (pen) were the marksmen against a well-beaten Dons outfit.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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