As we mentioned before, there are a huge number of incentives to winning the Betfred Cup next month.
Obviously, it’s credible top-flight silverware at Ibrox for the first time in 8 years, and that is worth its weight in… well… silver, frankly.
Secondly it avenges September’s embarrassing capitulation to Neil Lennon’s men on our own patch, with everyone from management down to the players fudging that one badly.
But thirdly is maybe the most crucial for Scottish football as a whole, and the biggest deal in three years:
It stops Celtic winning the frankly ludicrous quadruple treble.
Parkhead has had a disgracefully unchallenged domestic monopoly since 2016, with Brendan Rodgers’ haul being utterly rampant and without peer.
Neil Lennon, to be fair to him (not that we want to be) has rather continued that on the trophy front even if his team doesn’t appear to be as good as the now-Leicester boss’s was – and it’s time for Rangers to step up and bring a serious trophy somewhere in Scotland that isn’t Celtic Park.
To win four trebles in a row would be a complete dictatorship which simply goes beyond domestic dominance – no one wins four. Hell, no one wins three. In fact, no one does it twice, especially not two seasons running.
So you see the Betfred Final has so much riding on it.
And Rangers under this manager are capable of delivering it.