The 6 games Rangers face for Steven Gerrard to officially stop the 10 and leave Celtic heartbroken – Daily Record

The 6 games Rangers face for Steven Gerrard to officially stop the 10 and leave Celtic heartbroken – Daily Record

The fixtures just keep coming but Rangers just keep on winning.

Steven Gerrard ‘s side are now, at most, six wins from the title and ending Celtic’s 10 In A Row.

The Ibrox men have embarked on a quite stunning campaign to date, remaining undefeated and winning 24 of their 27 fixtures.

They’ve conceded only seven goals in that run and just a solitary one on their own turf.

Daring to dream was off limits for Rangers fans for much of the season but, in recent weeks, more and more have allowed themselves to believe.

Here’s a look at the six clashes they must negotiate to be crowned Premiership champions.

Hamilton (A) – February 7

Next up for Rangers is a short trip to Lanarkshire to meet struggling Accies.

Hamilton can still claim to be the last side to defeat Rangers in the Premiership, all the way back in pre-pandemic March 2019.

But Gerrard’s team have won every time they’ve visited New Douglas Park and with Brian Rice’s battlers notching just one goal in their last four league outings, the table toppers are huge favourites to extend their record.

Kilmarnock (H) – February 13

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Killie are another side who can’t buy a result at the minute and they were roundly dispatched by a Celtic team many thought would be there for the taking.

The Ayrshiremen will hope to have a new manager in place by the time they head for Govan following the sacking of Alex Dyer.

Rangers won 2-0 the last time the clubs met at Ibrox and they certainly seem less troubled by Killie sides not managed by Steve Clarke.

Dundee United (H) – February 21

Micky Mellon’s men will be next to pitch up at Ibrox and round off a trio of fixtures Rangers could well have hand picked given the chance to kickstart their title run-in.

Dundee United are currently without a win in their last eight and while that alarming run could be arrested by the time they enter Glasgow, they feel like an outfit in a spot of bother if things don’t change.

Rangers thumped the Taysiders 4-0 back in September and it could’ve been plenty more.

Livingston (A) – March 3

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Win this one and Rangers really will be standing on the brink.

Livingston’s renaissance under David Martindale has been remarkable and few would be surprised if they’re still unbeaten by the time this one rolls around.

Livi take on St Johnstone in the Betfred Cup Final just days earlier and while Rangers may well feel this could work in their favour, they won’t be banking on it.

The Tony Macaroni is one of the few venues they’ve dropped points this season but the stakes couldn’t be higher to make amends in a few weeks time.

St Mirren (H) – March 6

St Mirren have acquired a taste for a Glasgow giant-killing this term so there’s little chance of the Buddies approaching this one with any fear.

They were soundly beaten in Rangers ‘ first Ibrox outing of the campaign in September but have vastly improved since.

Saints knocked the league leaders out of the Betfred Cup and deservedly beat Celtic at Parkhead at the weekend.

With Jim Goodwin’s side full of confidence and Rangers motoring towards the prospect of potentially clinching glory at Celtic Park, this will be a fascinating clash.

Celtic (A) – March 21

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Very potentially the big one. Of course, it remains hypothetical at this point but Rangers fans would love nothing more than to win the title at the home of their oldest rivals.

Not only that, but to officially end Celtic ‘s 10 In A Row dream on their own patch may just about make up for the fact there’ll be no fans there to witness it.

The pain of Celtic winning Eight In A Row in this very fixture not so long ago also won’t be forgotten among the Ibrox faithful.

Much has to happen for it to materialise but it could make for a real blockbuster afternoon.

If both sides win all their games up until this point, a draw will be enough to seal glory for Rangers.

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