BONGANI ZUNGU insists the Premiership title race is far from over despite Rangers moving 19 points clear of Celtic with Old Firm victory on Saturday.

A Callum McGregor own goal was enough to clinch the win for Steven Gerrard's side as Nir Bitton saw red and Celtic's ten-in-a-row hopes faded at Ibrox.

The champions still have three games in hand still to play this season but Rangers are now in a commanding position after they extended their unbeaten league run with a second derby win of the campaign.

Boss Gerrard has been emphatic in his messages this season as he urged his players to remain focused and committed to maintain their momentum in the Premiership.

And Zungu is sure the Ibrox squad will buy into Gerrard's statements in the coming weeks to ensure Rangers can turn their impressive league form into title glory this term.

Zungu said: “This is not over. There is a lot of work still to be done and a lot of games still to be played.

“From that point of view we need to keep our feet on the ground and focus immediately on the next game.

“We have told ourselves already that we need to start the New Year as if the league has just started.

“That has to be our starting point and our motivation for the second half of the season.

“In our minds we are back to zero points and we go again. Everyone is hungry, everyone wants to play and everyone wants success.

“One thing for me is that people are rightly talking about how important our bench is this season.

“We are strong, we have a lot of quality, not just on the park but on the bench and in the squad.

“We have quality but we also have a strong mentality. I can’t speak about what happened before, but I know that anyone can come on and do a job for the team.

“We have players who can contribute. We know we need to play for the badge, we know we need to represent the club and the supporters.

“People are pushing for places and if you are not performing on the pitch then the gaffer knows he has options that he can bring on.

“At the end of the day we know we didn’t perform to our best against Celtic but we got the three points and that’s all that matters. We now move onto the next game.”