Smith calms title concerns

14 May 2009 07:41
Walter Smith has called for calm despite Rangers' title hopes suffering a huge knock with Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Hibernian. The Ibrox club failed to climb back above Celtic after dropping points at Easter Road and now trail their Old Firm rivals on goal difference with just two games remaining in the season. However, Smith is refusing to press the panic button despite suggestions that his side needs to score goals to claw back Celtic's slight advantage. "You can only go and try to win a match, that's all you can do," said Smith. "Everyone will talk about goal difference now. Celtic have to come here (Hibs) and win on Sunday and we have to win a match against Aberdeen and that's what we will try to do." Meanwhile, Smith claimed his side deserved to win against Hibs as they had a legitimate Nacho Novo goal ruled out when the referee ruled that the ball had not crossed the line. He added: "I would have given a goal, but I'm biased. I feel that the full-back has had to put his foot right around the ball to get there. That's the way it looks to me."

Source: ESA