Chris Sutton believes that Celtic can intensify the problems at Ibrox with an away day win in tomorrow’s derby.
Last season was one slow, drawn out car crash for Celtic fans as they watched their campaign fall apart at the seams salvaged only slightly by completing the Quadruple Treble by beating Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final.
From the Champions League defeat to Ferencvaros in August fans voiced their concerns, they detected that things weren’t quite right.
The club hierarchy doubled down, they resisted change then ordered a managerial review that took three months to produce nothing as the gap at the top moved from double figures to 20 plus.
Defeat home and away from Malmo, coming from behind to win at Ibrox has triggered questions of Steven Gerrard with the reaction since those results unconvincing.
Scrambling to a 1-0 aggregate over Alashkert didn’t convince anyone that a corner had been turned with Sutton spelling out the issues in the Daily Record:
Something doesn’t seem right inside Ibrox at the moment. Never mind the C*vid issues, the performances this season have looked weak in comparison to last term.
Maybe there is a hangover from their title success. Maybe there’s a bit of complacency. Maybe there is some uncertainty surrounding the future of individuals before the window closes.
Whatever it is, Rangers are not firing. The two-legged win over Alashkert, who were hopeless, was abject. From what I’m seeing at the moment, Postecoglou’s team can win at Ibrox. They have the weapons.
Both sides have issues from Thursday’s Europa League ties but there will be no excuses tomorrow after the final whistle as they dust themselves down for the final activities of the transfer window.