Ex-Rangers boss Alex McLeish reckons his former side should forget about stopping Celtic bagging yet another championship victory this season and aim for title success next term.
The Gers have had a relatively successful start to the 2017-18 campaign, even though the sacking of manager Pedro Caixinha earlier in the season had looked as though it would destabilise the club.
But under Graeme Murty, the Light Blues form has vastly improved and now the side sit three points behind Aberdeen in second and 11 off Celtic at the top.
It looks unlikely that the Gers will be able to halt the Hoops march for a seventh successive league title but McLeish believes the Ibrox outfit should concentrate on returning the SPL title to the club next season, and put an end to any ideas of ten-in-a-row Championship victories for the Bhoys.
“Let’s be honest, people say that Rangers have got to stop 10-in-a-row, but you’ve got to stop the next one,” said McLeish in the Evening Times.
“It can’t be about stopping 10-in-a-row, they’ve got to stop the next one. You can’t wait and plan for three years ahead.”
“Graeme Murty has made some good advances and the players he’s added have been good, so they have to aim for the top.”
Rangers have a crunch tie against Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen to contend with on Wednesday night and a chance for Murty to put one over the man that was hotly tipped to take the managerial post at Ibrox if they can emerge triumphantly.
A win will also put the Light Blues into second place on goal difference and maybe give Brendan Rodgers’ side a slight cause for concern.
In other Rangers news, BBC pundit makes Aberdeen prediction.
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