Ex-Rangers defender Graham Roberts has confessed that he hopes Steven Gerrard’s side complete the domestic double this season to ‘shut a few people up’.
Having stormed to the Scottish title at Celtic’s expense in scintillating style, Gerrard has swiftly proven his managerial acumen in turning around the fortunes of Rangers.
Rangers have had to endure the humility of failing the pip Celtic to the title for the best part of a decade in Scottish football – but the dominant fashion of Rangers’ title win is indicative of a turning point in the club’s recent history.
With the Old Firm set for its latest instalment in the Scottish Cup on Sunday, Roberts has urged his former side to again assert their seasonal dominance over their arch-rivals.
Speaking to Transfer Tavern, Roberts was unapologetically bold with his language: “They haven’t lost a game in the league yet, so hopefully they can go all season without losing a game,” he claimed.
“And now they’ve been drawn at home to Celtic in the cup, so hopefully they can go on and win the double and might shut a few people up.”
What better way to show Scottish football that Rangers are emerging as the strongest team in Scotland again with a domestic double and a possible ‘invincibles’ season in one fell swoop?
Achieving both feats is nothing to be snubbed and would only exacerbate the gargantuan nature of the current campaign’s triumphs.
Given how even to this day Arsenal’s 2003/04 ‘invincibles’ campaign is fondly remembered, so too can Gerrard’s Rangers write themselves into the annals of footballing history.