Danny Mills has insisted Rangers’ quarter-final exit from the Scottish Cup has not tarnished their “fantastic” season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Premier League defender insisted stopping Celtic’s pursuit of a 10th consecutive title means it has been a successful campaign for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Jim White told talkSPORT on Monday that things are “not so sweet” for Gerrard who has won just one of the last nine domestic trophies.
St Johnstone dumped them out of the Scottish Cup on penalties last weekend while they lost 3-2 to St Mirren at the quarter-final stage of the Scottish League Cup in December.
However, they are unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership with three games left to play.
And Mills has insisted that will be enough for his former England teammate.
He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Take Arsenal’s invincible season, does anybody remember that Boro beat them in the semi-final of the Carling Cup? No. I do because I played in it. That’s the only reason.
“Does anybody talk about Middlesborough being the team to beat Arsenal 17 years on? No, of course they don’t.
“Yes, it was a disappointment. But they went out on penalties. Come the end of the season no one will remember that. No one will care.
“They stopped Celtic winning 10-in-a-row. They’ve won the title and had a fantastic season with Champions League qualification. That’s what they’ll be worried about come to the end of the season.”
Rangers host Celtic in the season’s final Old Firm derby this weekend.
They then finish the season with a trip to Livingston before hosting Aberdeen at Ibrox on the final day.