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James Tavernier sends message to Rob Kiernan

Rangers' Rob Kiernan (R) in action with St Johnstone's Michael O’Halloran

Ibrox side Rangers beat Hearts on the weekend, with Robert Kiernan getting on the scoresheet.

Robert Kiernan scored his first goal for Rangers on the weekend.

The 25-year-old opened the scoring in Saturday's 2-0 win over Hearts at Ibrox, with Barrie McKay doubled the advantage in the second half.

And his Rangers team-mate James Tavernier congratulated him on Twitter afterwards.

Rangers' Rob Kiernan (R) in action with Hibernian's Daniel Carmichael

It was a good win for Mark Warburton's side but Rangers remain second in the Scottish Premiership, eight points behind leaders Celtic. That being said, Celtic also have three games in hand so it potentially - and probably - a 17-point deficit.

The Hoops have picked up 40 points from a possible 42, so it is not beyond the realms of possibility for them to win all three of their games in hand.

Rangers' Rob Kiernan (L) in action with Hibernian's David Gray (R)

The Gers will hope to finish second in the Premiership and that looks very achieveable, to be fair. 

Rangers are four points clear of third-placed Aberdeen and five ahead of Hearts back in fourth. Finishing second, in their first season back, would be promising, though it still looks like Celtic are going to dominate the division for the foreseeable future, based on Brendan Rodgers's side.

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