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20th Feb, 2018 | 11:36am

Rangers could be own worst enemy in potential title challenge

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Rangers’ 5-3 win against Hamilton on Sunday took Graeme Murty’s side to nine points behind Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership – and the Gers could still somehow make a title challenge a reality this season.
The Gers have won six of their seven games since returning to action after the winter break and will go head-to-head with their bitter rivals for the first time in 2018 on March 11th.
With Celtic struggling to a draw against St. Johnstone last Sunday and facing a trip to take on Aberdeen after returning from Europa League duty in Russia, the Gers could find themselves six points behind Brendan Rodgers’ side by Sunday night.
After sacking Pedro Caixinha in October even the most optimistic of Rangers fans wouldn’t have foreseen a challenge this season but somehow Murty’s side could start putting real pressure on the champions as the season nears its end.
The Gers could still be their own biggest enemy and torpedo their own hopes of an unlikely challenge with a return to the poor performances of earlier in the season but Murty and director of football Mark Allen appear to have done a good job of strengthening the squad in January.
With Rodgers’ side struggling to put a consistent run of wins together, the Gers are much closer than anyone has given them credit for as the wheels fall off across the city.
There are only 11 games left in the Scottish Premiership and still a lot of twists likely still to come between now and May but with the Light Blues on the cusp of making a credible challenge, the destination of the league trophy looks far from certain after six years of of predictability.
In other Rangers news, Windass shares brilliant WhatsApp exchange with Barjonas prior to Gers win. 

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