Date: 16th March 2019 at 9:11am
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Derek Johnstone is refusing to give up on his Ibrox title dream despite what the sports betting state.

The veteran pundit has talked up the trophy hopes of successive Ibrox regimes from Craig Whyte and Charles Green through to managerial flops like Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha.

That blind faith in the face of reality was rewarded last summer with an Ambassador title as he continues to offer unstinting support on Radio Clyde and in the Evening Times.

Tuesday’s Scottish Cup defeat from Aberdeen brought another sobering dose of reality to the gullible but after a few days reflection DJ is in the mood to snatch a dramatic title success.

He told Evening Times readers:

With nine games to go, you have to say it will be really tough for Rangers to win the league. But nobody at Ibrox will give up.

I certainly won’t give up on anything. If you do, you are basically saying to the fans what is the point in coming along?

Until it is mathematically impossible, you still have a chance and you have got to go out there thinking that. Rangers can only win all of their games and give themselves a shot at it.

That is the attitude they need to have and the mentality has to be right against Kilmarnock today.

Steven Gerrard is expected to make changes from the side that lost to Aberdeen for today’s clash with Kilmarnock.

True Blue Andy Halliday was put in front of the media yesterday hinting that he could be in line for a place against Killie, barring mishap he should then be looking forward to facing Celtic in 15 days time.