The Telegraph’s JJ Bull believes Rangers’ fall-off in the SPFL title race is down to a range of factors.
Steven Gerrard’s men currently find themselves 10 points below first place in the table following a poor run of five games that included two defeats and a draw, and Bull has suggested that multiple things have gone against the club of late.
When speaking on the subject on The Totally Scottish Football podcast (18/02/2020), he said: “I think it’s probably a mixture of different things. I think the break just came at the wrong time for Rangers.
“I’d say by and large between August and the end of December, Rangers were pretty much the best team in the country in terms of the football they were playing. They were two points behind Celtic but had a game in hand at that point as well.”
The Telegraph journalist later added: “I think injuries have been a factor, the fact that [James] Tavernier, [Alfredo] Morelos, [Jermain] Defoe, [Ryan] Jack and [Borna] Barisic have all been missing at various points.”
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As Bull points to, Rangers have certainly been unfortunate in a title race that they now look likely to come up short in. Their season, however, is still far from over.
While they look set to miss out on the SPFL title to Celtic, they still have the chance to do something in Europe and win some silverware. The Gers take on Braga in the Europa League tomorrow and remain in the Scottish Cup with Hearts awaiting in the quarter-finals.
Rangers fans, what do you put the team’s slump in form down to? Let us know in the comment section below!
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