ALLY MCCOIST reckons Steven Gerrard could be caught off-guard by the 'unbelievable' impact a title win will have on Rangers fans this term.

The Light Blues extended their lead at the top of the Premiership to 21 points at the weekend as they clinched a 16th successive league win away to Aberdeen and Celtic were held at home by Hibernian.

Rangers have played three games more than Neil Lennon's side this term but remain firmly on course to lift the top flight title and end their decade-long wait for league success.

McCoist was assistant manager to Walter Smith the last time Rangers clinched the crown and the Ibrox legend knows how significant a moment it would be for the club and the supporters if the Gers can cross the winning line this season.

McCoist said: "I'm telling you right now he will be thinking he is in the biggest and best job on the planet because he is probably, maybe six weeks away.

"If he didn't realise, he is hopefully six weeks away from realising the effect that he is going to have on so many people. And it is going to be unbelievable.

"And I hope that Steven reaches that position and I would imagine that even he might be a little bit surprised about the effect he has on so many people if and when he crosses that line."