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28th Feb, 2018 | 6:51pm

Alex Rae: This is what Rangers must do to challenge for title

Former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae believes Graeme Murty’s side need to win against Celtic at Ibrox on March 11th to have any chance of overturning the Hoops’ lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
The Old Firm giants meet for the third time this season when they go head-to-head next month with the destination of the Scottish Premiership title likely affected by the result at Ibrox.
The Gers currently trail their Old Firm rivals by six points – although Celtic have a game in hand – and a win at Ibrox would close that to three with only eight games left in the season.
Rae has claimed it’ll still be a “tall order” to catch Celtic but believes a result at Ibrox would definitely help the Gers on their way.
“If they can get a result at Ibrox there’s every chance they can put some sort of challenge in,” Rae said, as quoted by BBC Scotland.
“We have to be realistic – Celtic have a game in hand at home to Dundee and their form at Parkhead has been excellent.
“They will go into the Old firm game with a lot of confidence, particularly after the second-half performance at Parkhead before the winter break.
“But you have to be realistic – it’s still a tall order to overturn the points tally.”
The Gers have won five games in a row for the first time since 2016 following the 4-1 win over St. Johnstone on Tuesday night and have a Scottish Cup quarter-final with Falkirk to deal with before they meet Celtic.
Murty’s side have only failed to win one of their nine games since the winter break and will go into the Old Firm clash in their best form for a long time.
The Gers boss has faced Celtic twice during his time in charge at Ibrox and has come away with two creditable draws at Celtic Park.
In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty has revealed this Rangers star was angry and frustrated after the win over St. Johnstone
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