Ex-Rangers man Liam Kelly helps Celtic with penalty save

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers and Celtic have been given a boost in the Scottish Premiership this weekend because of Liam Kelly.

Goal keeper Liam Kelly of Scottish club Rangers FC tips a second half scoring attempt over the goal post against Brazilian club Corinthians during their Florida Cup soccer game at Orlando...

Celtic and Rangers aren't exactly battling it out amongst themselves for the Premiership title this season.

In fact, Celtic are six points behind top-of-the-table Hearts with a game in hand, while Rangers are eight points off the pace.

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But the Jambos dropped points for the first time this season on Saturday - and it came about from a former Gers player.

Goalkeeper Liam Kelly, who joined Livingston from Rangers this past summer, denied Steven Naismith from the penalty spot in first-half injury time as Craig Levein's side were held to a 0-0 draw at Tynecastle.

In doing so, Kelly has helped the Ibrox side and indeed Celtic, both of whom can reduce the gap in their games this afternoon.

Steven Gerrard's troops can move within five points of Hearts by beating St Johnstone in Glasgow today, while the Hoops could move three points away by winning at Kilmarnock.

Kelly was on Rangers' books for 14 years, but never made a senior appearance.

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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