Steven Gerrard has said he wants to chase Celtic all the way by getting the season restarted but he does respect Celtic have an almighty thirteen point gap.
Gerrard’s gripe with the Scottish game is he believes too many moved too quickly to call the season. It’s a misguided or misleading notion at best. The proposal was to end the lower leagues and pay out cash to clubs in desperate need of the league payout.
The SPFL has been opened to a return all along but there’s certainly pragmatism on display that it has always looked unlikely.
Speaking today Gerrard wants to push Celtic all the way but admits it looks unlikely.
“For me, our view hasn’t changed on it at Rangers. We want to get back playing and finish the season off when it’s physically safe to do that, because we all respect the situation that we’re in.” Gerrard told RecordSport.
“There seems to be a huge difference in attitudes. The Premier League have come out and said: ‘We’ll do everything we can to finish it off.’
“I think all the clubs and the managers, initially, were on the same page. It’s very important that you finish competitions off.
“Across Scotland, from top to bottom, there was so much football to be played.
“Of course, I’m always going to be biased because I’m Rangers manager and there’s a 13 point gap that I respect.
“But I want to continue to put as much pressure on until the end.”
The comparison with the EPL is comparing apples to oranges as far as were concerned. The financial implications north of the border could lead to clubs extinction much quicker than down south. This is why Scottish football is looking for a government bail out of sorts and why without pulling together, a lot of our clubs could become insolvent.
There’s much more in-play than a title.