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Celtic fans react to Barrie McKay comments

Barry McKay celebrates with James Tavernier after scoring the second goal for Rangers

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are eight points behind Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Rangers beat Hearts 2-0 at Ibrox on Saturday to remain second in the Scottish Premiership.

Goals in both halves from Robbie Kiernan and Barrie McKay helped Rangers to the victory as the Gers stay eight points behind Celtic.

It is surely a race for second place between Mark Warburton's side, Aberdeen and Hearts, but Saturday's win saw the Glasgow giants move four clear of the Dons and five ahead of Ian Cathro's side - both teams have a game in hand, however.

Rangers' Barrie McKay (R) in action with Livingston's Jackson Longridge

Celtic, on the other hand, have three games in hand; meaning that the Hoops' cushion is a potential - and probable, given their form - 17 points.

McKay claimed on Sunday that Rangers would not give up on winning the Premiership title, however, and Celtic fans have seen the funny side of the midfielder's optimistic comments.

Barry McKay celebrates with James Tavernier after scoring the second goal for Rangers

It does seem very optimistic for Rangers to prevent Celtic from lifting the title for a sixth straight year.

Brendan Rodgers's side have won 40 points from a possible 42 this season. They would have to endure an unthinkable poor run of form, whereas Warburton's troops would have to put together a huge series of wins and it just seems nigh-on impossible at the moment.

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