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Rangers' Gary McAllister jokes about Ryan Jack's celebration v Celtic

Connor Goldson of Rangers reacts after Ryan Jack of Rangers scores the opening goal reacts during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on...

Rangers are still savouring the win over Celtic.

Connor Goldson of Rangers reacts after Ryan Jack of Rangers scores the opening goal reacts during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on...

Rangers put everything into their victory over Celtic at the end of December before heading off on mid-season training camp.

It has allowed time for rest, and reflection, and allowed time for Rangers' players', staff and fans to savour the important victory.

Rangers' goal at Ibrox in the 1-0 win was scored by midfielder Ryan Jack.

 

It was Jack's first goal of the season, and could not have been better timed.

Rangers assistant coach Gary McAllister joked that after scoring, the 26-year-old had no idea what to do.

McAllister told Rangers' official website: "I just thought we got the mix right and for Ryan to get forward, and he’s not somebody you associate with goals, but for him to get forward and get a goal from inside the box, that’s a big plus for a midfield player.

"What you could see is that he is not used to scoring many goals because he didn’t know where to run! But he certainly enjoyed it."

Connor Goldson of Rangers celebrates with Ryan Jack of Rangers after he scores the only goal of the game during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at...

Rangers held out to get the win and will only be disappointed they did not make it more comfortable for themselves.

A defeat would have been a killer blow for Rangers' title chances but now they are level on points with Celtic, even if Brendan Rodgers' side have a game in hand.

Ryan Jack of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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