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10 January 2021 22:45

"An injury can derail you but at the moment they are the go to team."

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Want the latest Scottish sport news sent straight to your inbox? Join thousands of others who have signed up to our Record Sport newsletter. Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Cautious Alex McLeish has warned Rangers that the title race isn't over admitting he can still see a path for Celtic to the trophy. Rangers sailed 22 points clear at the top of the Premiership with a win over Aberdeen, albeit having played four games more than their Glasgow rivals. With the likes of Scott Arfield and Kemar Roofe missing the clash with the Dons, the former Ibrox gaffer believes an injury pile-up could still result in the Hoops reviving their hopes of a tenth consecutive title.

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McLeish believes Steven Gerrard has got everything right so far, but has urged caution over any premature celebrations. He told Football Pass UK: "They are hungry and they have recruited well. (Image: PA) "They have brought Roofe in, but I know there is a wee injury worry over him, bringing Itten in even though he's still to reach the levels Roofe has, Arfield as well has raised his game but he's got an injury at the moment. "That's why you can never say that the league is finished, because if you lose any more players through injuries or suspension then anything can happen. "It can disrupt your momentum so severly. Celtic are definitely capable of catching if Rangers are caught off guard or off form and they don't continue the consistency. "I really believe that Rangers can win this title, that is my personal view, but I have had experience and good knowledge in the game from the point of view of studying other examples of where they have a really healthy lead and the team that are second look as if they are out of it, but come back and are winning every point and putting pressure on. "Then the team above you is dropping points and slipping left, right and centre. That is the danger, but at the moment I feel Rangers are well in control of the mental and physical side. "An injury can derail you but at the moment they are the go to team."