You'd better believe the title race between Rangers and Celtic is still alive. 

That's according to former Gers player and manager Ally McCoist.

The Ibrox legend concedes his old team are second favourites in the race for the 2023/24 Premiership crown. 

However, the Pundit of the Year insists it would be silly to write Rangers off with the post-split games still to play.

The 61-year-old has pointed to Celtic's 'erratic' form potentially giving Rangers a way back in the race for the title, with Brendan Rodgers' side currently three clear of their arch-Glasgow rivals.

Celtic have dropped several points four points to Kilmarnock this season, having also suffered an additional defeat at Rugby Park in the League Cup. Meanwhile, Hearts have taken six points off the champions, including a win at Parkhead in December.

So, while the consensus is that Celtic are in the driving seat to retain the league trophy, McCoist isn't ruling out Rangers quite yet, as he issued a message of defiance.

"I genuinely do [think Rangers can win the title]," McCoist told Football Fancast. "They are second favourites make no mistake about it.

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"But, you know, you look at it. Celtic's form up until recently was a little bit erratic too. Dropping points in places you wouldn't imagine them dropping points and it's now getting to the stage where it's against the top six.

"And so, the big question is - are Rangers capable of winning at Celtic Park? Yes, they are. Would it be very difficult? Yes, it would be very difficult but they're capable of doing it. Can Celtic drop other points? You better believe it.

"I mean, Kilmarnock have taken all sorts of points off Celtic this season, and Kilmarnock have taken points off Rangers. Hearts have taken points Celtic.

"So is Rangers dream still alive? You better believe it's still alive. They had the favourites tag maybe three weeks ago, they've lost that that's for sure, but it's still not beyond them."