Rangers director Alastair Johnston left Gers fans absolutely bewildered with his comments earlier this week as he claimed the Ibrox giants were “ahead of the curve” in their recovery – and it is an incredible insight into what the Gers board actually think as the Light Blues stumble along.
Johnston said doing a “little better” than they could have imagined six years ago following their demotion to the bottom tier of Scottish football, as quoted by BBC Scotland, and comes a little over two years since the club secured their return to the top-flight.
While the Gers are miles off Old Firm rivals Celtic – both on that park and financially – the Light Blues are in a battle with Aberdeen and Hibernian to secure second in the Scottish Premiership despite spending more than both of their nearest challengers combined.
12 months ago, the Light Blues were quick to tell fans they were targetting a 55th league title so it is incredible to hear the former chairman claim the club’s current situation represents progress.
As the Light Blues prepare to rebuild the playing squad for the fourth time in as many years, the current board appear to be happy with the club bumbling along hoping that they can avoid disaster.
Johnston’s comments make it clear the Gers board are wildly out of touch with the feelings of the wider fanbase and as Celtic roar towards ten-in-a-row they are running out of time to get things right.
In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty was left raving over this from last weekend’s Celtic clash.