Celtic have effectively run away with the Scottish title and Aberdeen are very much in the driving seat for second place, however Rangers remain hopeful that they can at least narrow the gap between themselves and the Dons when they face Hamilton Academical this weekend.
The Light Blues managed to earn their first Old Firm point last weekend when they held runaway leaders Celtic to a 1-1 draw at Ibrox, however previous to this they hammered Hamilton Academical to the tune of 6-0 in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup. This sets Rangers up with yet another meeting with Celtic at Hampden Park next month and one feels that their season is far from over.
Indeed whilst eight points separate the Gers from second place in the table, we don’t envisage that they have given up the chase in the slightest. A win at Ibrox against struggling Accies should on paper be a mere formality and the three points could go some way towards narrowing this gap, obviously depending on events at Pittodrie.
As for the visitors, they sit just a single point off the foot of the Scottish Premiership table and things are looking pretty dismal over at New Douglas Park. Martin Canning’s men have managed just one win in eight competitive games and with ten goals conceded in their last two outings with none scored in reply, we anticipate another thrashing on Saturday afternoon.