Can new signings help fire Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title?

Can new signings help fire Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title?

Rangers are right in the mix for the Scottish Premiership title this season, coming into 2019 with a real shot of ending Celtic’s dominance of the league.

Rangers currently sit second in the league table, just goal difference behind Celtic, albeit the Hoops have a game in-hand and a chance to extend that gap to three points.

However, even if Celtic are successful in their bid to put distance between them and their Glasgow rivals, Rangers remain very much in the hunt.

They even beat Celtic for the first time in six years in the final game of 2018, making their intentions of challenging their great rivals for the league title crystal clear.

And they are also making their intentions clear with their January business. Steven Gerrard has already snapped up two experienced signings in Bournemouth’s Jermaine Defoe and Southampton’s Steven Davis on loan.

Now, Rangers, who are already enjoying a fine season, have added pace, goals and composure in midfield, and they are looking like the real deal. If it’s one thing that put doubt into the minds of Rangers fans that they could challenge for the title, it’s the lack of genuine high-quality in comparison to Celtic’s squad.

Steven Davis
Steven Davis is back for a second spell at Ibrox

That changes with these two signings and there could even be more to come. Jermaine Defoe simply guarantees you goals, and Steven Davis brings composure and great deal of fight to that midfield.

It’s a huge boost for Steven Gerrard and his Rangers side who must now be a force to be reckoned with. Former Rangers player Billy Dodds concurs. He told the Daily Record: “Celtic have been so far ahead for so long. There is a belief among the Rangers players now that they are a lot closer than anybody truly imagined.

“Now is the time to strike and that’s exactly what Rangers have done with this calibre of signings. Rangers are not standing still.

“And this far outstrips the expectations of Rangers fans at the start of the season.

“They thought this campaign would be about trying to bridge the gap and then look to go again next season. But they have qualified for the group stages of the Europa League and they realise now that they are so close to Celtic that they are pushing ahead.

Steven Gerrard Rangers
Gerrard has been able to attract a new calibre of player to Rangers this season

“In the past Rangers have dithered on deals but they’ve moved so quickly to get both Davis and Defoe.

“It’s Rangers telling Celtic that they know how close they are to catching them.”

Rangers were already title contenders, but they have now given themselves a serious chance of ending Celtic’s long dominance of the league which has seen them win seven consecutive titles, even if they are still underdogs at 3/1 compared to Celtic’s 2/9.

Even those in the green half of Glasgow may be looking at Rangers’ transfer business so far with a degree of trepidation. Now It’s up to them to add quality to their own squad if they want to continue their stronghold over Scottish football.

For more insight into Gerrard's Managerial work at Rangers, just click on the link...


Bet £5 & Get £20 FREE BETS! 😍
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 2 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
🟠 £40 Welcome Bonus! 🟠
18+/New depositing customers on STSbet.co.uk only/11.02.20 - until further notice/First deposit min. £10/Qualifying accumulator bet with min. stake of £10 and min. 2 selections with min. odds of 1/2 (1.50) per selection/Bonus: 50% of the stake of the qualifying bet/Max bonus £40, credited once the qualifying bet has settled/Bonus wagering requirements: x6 on min. odds of 1/2 (1.50) as a single bet, or 1/2 (1.50) per selection as part of an accumulator bet. Bonus valid for any sports, for 7 days. Deposit method restrictions apply./ Full T&Cs apply/ BeGambleAware.org
Claim Bonus
🔥 BET £20 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS! 🔥
New users only. Min deposit £20. Place qualifying bets of £20 in first 7 days after deposit to unlock free bets. Free bets rewarded as 4 equal free bets that total £40. Min odds 1/1, 3+ legs & expire in 7 days. Winnings credited in cash. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
♦️ Bet £15 & Get £15 FREE BET + 2 x £5.50 tickets to our Poker Tournaments! ♦️
18+ | New UK and Ireland customers only | Min £/€15 deposit get max 2 x £5.50 tickets to FootyAccums Poker League | Bet min £/€15 on sports and get £/€15 free sports bet, minimum odds must be 2.0 | Tickets credited automatically after eligible first deposit | Tickets expire in 30 days | Free bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned | T&C’s apply | BeGambleAware.org
Claim Bonus

🏆 £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔴 Bet £10, Get £20 in free bets! 🔴
New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
New Customers only. Up to £100* in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5* or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
Claim Bonus
✅ BET £20 AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES! ✅
New customers only. Deposit £20 using Debit Card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🏆 £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Betfair account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
📲 MOBILE OFFER - BET £10 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS!!!!
Sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more and we will give you 4x £10/€10 free bets. By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion as displayed below. See full terms below. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £10 & Get £20 in Bonuses 🌟
18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive a £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days.  Plus a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
Claim Bonus
BET £10 & GET A £10 FREE BET! 💪
New UK customers only. £10 Min Deposit. 100% matched free bet on your first deposit of £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bets. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way.
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.