Rangers players are bumping their gums about Celtic in the press

Rangers players are bumping their gums about Celtic in the press
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 12: John Lundstram of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League group A match between Rangers FC and Liverpool FC at Ibrox Stadium on October 12, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

John Lundstram has been in the press with a slightly more sensible take on the Celtic match this weekend, admitting his side needs to deliver a lot better than previously if we are to get the fabled three points from Parkhead.

While suggesting Rangers always face Celtic with the mindset of standing up to be counted, he admits that it’s not always been delivered as it should, and Rangers very much hope to fix that this time, which is what his misguided captain should have said.

Almost like Lundstram has been reading Ibrox Noise cough the midfielder offered a more tempered take on Rangers’ approach to the weekend, following Tavernier stating factually that Rangers will be ‘different’ this time, which is just a rod for his own back.

Meanwhile Lunny said the following:

“Definitely (we want to stand up and be counted). Sometimes games work out differently and sometimes it doesn’t really go the way you want it to. But hopefully we go there this week with a good game plan and manage to implement it on the day. If we go there and win of course things change. We need to go there and try to recoup some points. We’re going there to win and of course we need to. We’re going try to implement a game plan, of course we are. Let’s just see.”

Infinitely more composed and sensible than his captain who spoke poorly and left him with potential egg on his face if we don’t win. Pressure he and we don’t need. Let’s not even talk about what silly Sakala came out with.

Lundstram, however, was more measured – he didn’t brag, didn’t boast, didn’t make a claim about what he expects or what will happen, just said what needs to happen, what we want to happen and that he and Rangers hope it will.

3 points have rarely been as critical as they are this weekend. Game over unless Rangers win – probably game over even if we do but it would create a sliver of doubt for Celtic if Michael Beale’s men come away with the win. And of course would cut the gap to 6 points, effectively 7, of course, which is not as intimidating as the effective 10 it currently is.

But Tav could learn a lot from his team mate, about how to deal with the press. Stop bumping the gums mate.

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