There is no overplaying how critical this Saturday actually is. With UCL sorted and out of the way, 100% priority is on 56 and reclaiming our domestic crown.
But we’re travelling to a Parkhead cauldron this weekend where the hosts have punched 20 goals into the SPL in just five matches, and it’s safe to say they’re in form.
With Rangers having carelessly dropped 2 points last weekend, first blood was slightly drawn by the Sellik, and it’s down to us to go to their patch and make a big, big statement.
A bloodied nose on Celtic’s face after full time on Saturday would be a massive, massive result for the Famous, especially given their current form.
Kyoto has overtaken Goalak as the top scorer ‘thanks’ to that hat trick at the weekend, with his league return prior being 3 in 4, same as our man. Who now has 4 in 5 to the Japanese forward’s 7.
In short, Easter Road notwithstanding, there’s little between both sides and everything to play for.
Both have an in-form striker, and both are mostly done in the transfer market.
It’s on Rangers to go to Celtic and win on their patch, because nothing would be a bigger marker against a side who just won 0-9 than by taking them to pieces on their own turf.
That would be wonderful, frankly.
Are Rangers ready to?
Yes. It’s worth noting we’ve not won at Parkhead in the league in almost two years – October 2020 during 55.
Since then, we’ve managed a cup win (on our way to the SC success) but not much else. But we are in form, in a good place and the UCL monkey is off our back.
So it’s imperative Gio gets this one right.
Is the league decided this early? No, but a 5-point gap would be dreadful at the start of September.
A one point lead not so bad…