Davie Provan has told Jermain Defoe to concentrate on humble pie rather than launching moonbeams.
The veteran striker is the latest Ibrox employee to warn Celtic about what his club are going to do at some unknown future date.
Joey Barton, Mark Warburton, Nicky Kranjcar, Bruno Alves, Pedro Caixinha, Josh Windass and others have all issued battle cries before leaving Glasgow with as many winners medals as James Tavernier.
As soon as football stops you can set your watch on the boasts coming out of Ibrox with Defoe appearing to forget all about his side’s post Dubai collapse in form.
In 10 SPFL matches since the turn of the year Steven Gerrard’s side picked up just 17 points with their Scottish Cup prospects ended by soon to be relegated Hearts.
Responding to the latest Ibrox hot air Provan told Sun readers:
I’LL have a pint of whatever Jermain Defoe’s drinking. Asked when Rangers will win the league, the striker says: “I do genuinely believe it’s only a matter of time. The club has everything it needs to be successful, even down to the food we’re eating at the training ground.”
Sorry, but Gers had their chance this season and couldn’t walk the walk. Until they match Celtic for bottle, it’ll be more humble pie.
Tomorrow Celtic are expected to be confirmed as 2019/20 champions, next season Neil Lennon’s squad will be going for 10-in-a-row and title number 51, all won with player contracts fully registered with the football and tax authorities.