Rangers lost 2-1 at home to Celtic this afternoon.
Rangers lost 2-1 at the hands of Old Firm rivals Celtic this afternoon, but Barrie McKay impressed for Mark Warburton's men.
The Gers had dropped just two points in their previous five games, and having lost 5-1 to Celtic back in September, Warburton will have been hoping for a win at Ibrox.
Rangers' Barrie McKay (R) in action with Livingston's Jackson Longridge
Rangers got off to a great start as they set off on the attack, and took the lead when Kenny Miller slid in from close range to divert James Tavernier's right-wing cross into the net.
However, the Gers couldn't build from there, as Moussa Dembele grabbed an equaliser before half time by smashing home a lose ball from a corner, and Scott Sinclair scored the winner in the second half, tapping home Stuart Armstrong's cross.
Rangers now lie 19 points behind league leaders Celtic, with the Bhoys now moving ever closer to a sixth league title in a row after a disappointing afternoon for the Ibrox crowd.
Celtic's Jozo Simunovic in action with Rangers' Barrie McKay
After the final whistle, Rangers fans took to Twitter to react to the defeat, and particularly focused on the performance of winger Barrie McKay.
The 22-year-old was a star player for Rangers last season, but endured a slow start this term, even dropping out of Mark Warburton's starting line-up for spells of the season.
McKay has recently started to recapture his form though, and starred against Celtic today, showing off great ball control, dribbling ability and incisive passing whilst giving Celtic right back Mikael Lustig a torrid time.
Rangers fans took to Twitter to hail McKay, suggesting that Celtic simply couldn't handle him, and the Gers should look to build their team around the former Kilmarnock youngster.
McKay's display led to some supporters wondering just how long Rangers can keep hold of him, suggesting that Rangers should look to tie him down to a new contract in the near future.
McKay was great today. They couldn't deal with him.— Croatia's Chosen Few (@Thesupergers) December 31, 2016
Huge improvement from McKay today, outstanding— Alana Penman (@alana_penman) December 31, 2016
We should build our team around McKay— Scottie (@fonics7) December 31, 2016
They were seriously scared of him today. Didn't know how to defend him,so pulled & fouled the lad
Beat by the better team,Barry Mckay aside the gulf in class is obvious.— Mark Foster (@mazzierfc) December 31, 2016
Barrie McKay was amazing today. What a footballer.— Iaian (@iaian27) December 31, 2016
Barrie McKay should be nurtured and made a central part of our continuing rebuild.— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) December 31, 2016
The boy has all the talent in the world.
Ive been McKay's biggest critic this season by my God he has well and truly got his confidence back recently. Class. Shame about others.— Scott K. McCormack (@scottkenneth83) December 31, 2016
Barrie McKay was the best player on that park today— Nadden (@NathanielHadden) December 31, 2016
We NEED to get McKay to sign a contract extension or we are going to lose him for peanuts.— Shane (@Shanewatp) December 31, 2016
Barrie McKay. Tremendous.— Fahdy (@Fahdy89) December 31, 2016
Wee McKay was outstanding today. Glad to have him back on form. He made them look like wee boys.— Tavernier's Torso (@TaverniersTorso) December 31, 2016
By the way, if we take one thing from today, it's that the attack should be built round Barrie McKay.— Ho! Ho! Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) December 31, 2016
Really hope that's the way McKay is going to play the rest of the season thought he was unplayable at times— Harrison Crowe (@harricrowe) December 31, 2016
Can't see McKay playing for us next season, the guys too good for rangers, played an absolute blinder the day— Gus (@AngusDenholm) December 31, 2016
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