Beale: Games are running out for Rangers to catch 'outstanding' Celtic

Beale admitted his side are facing a difficult task to turn the nine point lead around.

Michael Beale says games are running out for Rangers to catch ‘outstanding’ Celtic SNS Group

Michael Beale has admitted the chances of Rangers winning the league this season are low due to the “outstanding” form of their city rivals.

The Ibrox side remain undefeated with Beale at the helm and have won 12 out of his first 13 games, with the 2-2 Old Firm draw in January the only dropped points of his tenure.

However, despite the run of form, described as “very good” by the manager, they have been unable to eat into Celtic’s nine point lead as the league leaders and current champions continue their own relentless winning run.

Asked about his aspirations on lifting the league title in May he insists they will need a swing in momentum but says it will be difficult to get ahead of Postecoglou’s side with so few games remaining.

With only two remaining Glasgow derbies left in the league, Rangers will need to beat Celtic twice and hope for a favour from others whilst also keeping up their own flawless run.

Speaking on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s trip to Livingston, Beale said: “If you look at probability (of winning the league), the probability is low.

“The games are running out, there are not many games left.

“I think we are in very good form, so Celtic are, therefore, also in very good form and their form has run longer than ours, so you would have to say its outstanding form.

“But momentum can change things in football, so all we have to do is keep doing our job and hope the momentum changes.

“If it doesn’t we still have to win games for Rangers and build our team stronger for the cup competitions and what’s to come.

“We cannot take out foot off of it, and that’s why I was little a bit annoyed at the weekend’s performance.”