Are Rangers asking for trouble after Murty comments about Celtic clash?
Rangers are on a roll.
No other Scottish team has won as many points in the league as Graeme Murty’s men have in the Premiership in 2018.
Six wins from seven has seen the gap at the top of the league shrink to just six points with the Old Firm derby next.
What a time to be a Rangers fan – after years of misery and having to watch as Celtic win everything domestically.
They’ve also got the chance to knock their bitter rivals out out of the Scottish Cup after getting drawn against them in the semi-finals… again.
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And they can’t wait judging by the comments made by Murty after the draw was made.
He told Rangers TV as quoted in the Daily Record: “I called it (the draw), sitting in the Sky studio, but apparently the sound that came out of our changing room when the draw came through was raucous and loud.
“I think that is indicative of where the squad are, they’re flowing with confidence just now. They want to get into the games against Celtic and they’re going to relish the challenge.”
Murty is right – that’s the sound of confidence. But, as Celtic fans pointed out, it’s no reflection of the recent record between the two sides.
Rangers haven’t beaten Celtic since 2012, although they did manage a draw last time out.
Yes, things have changed and Murty has got his men playing good football.
But Brendan Rodgers and his men don’t need much firing up for an Old Firm derby and the reports of the dressing room celebrations will be used by Rodgers to motivate his side.
On one hand we love it, it’s great to be positive.
On the other hand we think the celebrations should probably be kept on ice until they beat them either at Ibrox this Saturday or in the semi-finals of the cup.
They could easily do one or the other, but we’re not sure the pre-celebrations will have done them any good.
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