If Rangers manage to go five points clear of Celtic by the close of play next Wednesday, then they'll go on to win the league, reckons Kenny Miller.

That's because the former striker sees no way Philippe Clement would allow his side to chuck that kind of lead away with so few games left to play.

Rangers welcome their arch-Glasgow rivals to Ibrox on Sunday lunchtime in what is sure to be a powderkeg clash.ย 

Brendan Rodgers' side holds a slender lead of just one point at the summit of the Premiership as things stand. However, the Hoops have played a game more, with Rangers due to play their game-in-hand against Dundee next midweek.

In the potential that Rangers defeat both Celtic and Dundee in over the next five days, then their gap at the top of the table would be five points.ย 

And Miller thinks that would be a hugely significant step towards the title for his former club if that comes to pass.

He told Clyde Super Scoreboard: "If Rangers win on Sunday and then beat Dundee to go five points clear with six games to go, they won't throw that away. I don't think Philippe Clement will allow that to happen.

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"We've seen coaches and managers over the years overcomplicate things and try to play how maybe they think people want them to play or how they need to be seen to be playing. Philippe Clement's a winner. He's talked about about it. It's game by game, he wants to win and more often than not, since he's come in, his team have.

"If Rangers were to win, the psychology of it, if Celtic were to look at it, on Wednesday night they are potentially five points back with six games to go. I just think they look at it and say: 'You know what? We are relying heavily on other teams now. Other teams, for the most part, Philippe Clement has swept aside.

"On the other hand, if Celtic were to win then I still think it's alive. Because as much as it (the final Old Firm game of the season) is at Celtic Park, it's two very, very evenly matched teams. Rangers could go to Celtic Park and win, and then go on to win the league."