As reported by The Scottish Sun, former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson reckons that the Ibrox club can go to Celtic Park and pick up a shock victory on Sunday.
Thomson is no stranger to a derby victory over the Hoops. The former Rangers man reminisced this week about once such victory a decade ago in which the Gers found some pride and beat a much fancied Celtic side at Celtic Park thanks to a goal from Ugo Ehiogu.
That was on 11th March 2007 and prior to the match-up the Gers hadn’t won a derby in seven matches and had just sacked their manager Paul Le Guen. Sound familiar? Thomson thinks so and just like then believes that this Sunday his former club can beat the Hoops on their own patch.
Speaking to The Scottish Sun he said:
The situation back then was not too dissimilar to now with a manager leaving and Rangers miles behind Celtic, who had the title wrapped up. Although Rangers are well behind Celtic just now they need to think they can eventually close the gap. The gap is currently 33 points but a win in an Old Firm game can go a long way to building confidence, getting the fans on side and getting the ball rolling.
Is Thomson, who has previously scored a winning goal on one of these occasions, right to offer hope to supporters or is the gap right now just too big to entertain a potential Rangers win?
Purely looking at the two sides’ form, you wouldn’t give Rangers any chance whatsoever at securing a result this weekend.
Celtic are unbeaten in domestic football this season and have won every single match since September, racking up a power of goals in the process.
Rangers meanwhile have only won two league matches in their last six suffering defeats to Hearts, Dundee and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
However the Gers have found some renewed confidence over the last week, winning in stoppage time against St Johnstone before thrashing Hamilton 6-0 in the Scottish Cup at the weekend.
Is that enough to inspire them to a winning performance on Sunday? The jury’s out on that one.