Former Ibrox star Barry Ferguson has admitted that Rangers have a tough job on their hands if they are to drag themselves back into the title race.
Scottish champions Celtic extended their lead at the top of the SPFL Premiership before the World Cup break after beating Ross County 2-1 on a day that challengers Rangers dropped points at St Mirren.
Since then, it has been change for the Ibrox club as they have brought in new boss Michael Beale but the only way that Ferguson believes that the former Rangers coach can catch Ange Postecoglou’s side is if the Hoops hit a “brick wall”.
Postecoglou’s team have showed incredible consistency in the league over the past 12 months having only lost once in the past 47 games and it will be a tall order to stop his relentless Celtic.
Both sides will come up against each other at the turn of the year with Celtic having crushed Rangers in the only previous meeting this season as Celtic romped to a 4-0 victory with Ferguson having previously spoke of his admiration for Postecoglou’s style of football.
“He [Postecoglou] has got a very attack-minded style of football and I’ll be honest with you, it is good to watch. High-energy, they press high up the pitch, they know their roles and responsibilities within the team,” said Ferguson speaking on the Go Radio Football Show.
“Rangers have got a tough job to try and claw that nine points back.
Considering some of the previous stuff which Ferguson has said about Postecoglou with the sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst supposedly having the former Socceroos boss “sussed” this makes a bit better reading.