Rangers defender George Edmundson has suggested to the Daily Record that he is expecting Celtic to slip up at some stage as Steven Gerrard’s men look to bounce back from defeat in the first Old Firm clash of the season.
Neil Lennon’s men were superb at Ibrox before the international break. The game somehow seemed to attract even more intrigue than usual.
The two sides boasted flawless Scottish Premiership records before the fixture. And it was not only their domestic form that allowed parallels to be drawn as they have both ended up qualifying for the Europa League group-stages.
But it was the Hoops who secured the bragging rights and extended their perfect start. Rangers were really not at the races, and ended up losing 2-0.
It looked to be a real statement from Celtic. But Edmundson has insisted that the Gers can expect to have an opportunity to move ahead of the Bhoys at some stage in the season.
“It’s still early days in the season and I’m sure Celtic will slip up at some point,” he said, as reported by the Daily Record.
“I don’t think they are going to go the whole season unbeaten. It was a little hiccup but there’s a long season with ups and downs to come.”
There is no question that Rangers have made a lot of progress under Gerrard. His record against Celtic was impressive, and a genuine title race looks as though it could really be on the cards this season.
It surprised a lot of people how the Light Blues struggled before the break. And Gerrard will be hoping that it is the kind of display that leaves his players even more hungry to secure a major honour this season.
Celtic may well be unable to go through the campaign unbeaten. But Rangers also have to make sure that they are ready to take advantage if their rivals do leave the door open.