Steven Gerrard showed his class again by wishing the Great Walter Smith well in his illness and only wishing the great man could have been there tomorrow.
Walter, as we know, is stricken with ill-health right now, and will be sadly unable to attend Rangers’ trophy day, but Stevie’s ‘reveal’ (we all knew this) that the former manager had been a wise word in his ear now and then over the past three years only affirms what of course, we were aware of.
And naturally Gerrard was swift to pay tribute to Smith while dropping a little hint that will give Rangers fans hope over a man we can only call the Father of Ibrox.
Smith has been quietly helping Stevie, not being a manager-by-proxy but just being a counsel for him and giving him sage words of guidance, and he knows the value of that all-too-well.
And his words suggest that Smith could be back in the public eye sooner than expected, with a welcome snap featuring himself, Stevie and 55.
We’d all celebrate that greatly.