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Shay Given tells Ally McCoist to 'clam down' about Rangers because Celtic are still top of the league

Shay Given goalkeeping coach of Derby County gives instructions to the Derby players during the Sky Bet Championship between Derby County and Swansea City at Pride Park Stadium on December...

Brendan Rodgers Celtic are top of the Scottish Premiership table, with Steven Gerrard's Rangers in second.

26th December 2017, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Dundee versus Celtic; BT Sport pundit and ex Rangers manager Ally McCoist

Shay Given has told Ally McCoist to 'calm down' about Rangers because Celtic are 'still top of the league' in the Scottish Premiership. 

Steven Gerrard's side inflicted a 1-0 defeat over their Old Firm rivals prior to the winter break, which blew the title race wide open in the top tier of Scottish football.

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Former Premier League player Given, who is currently goalkeeping coach at Derby County, was giving an interview to talkSPORT on Thursday regarding his side's Championship clash against Leeds United. 

 

Prior to the phone conversation ending, with McCoist and presenter Alan Brazil in the studio, Given sent an epic reminder to the former Rangers man, who responded with his own comments.  

“Can I just finish by telling Ally McCoist to calm down because Celtic are still top of the league on the Scottish front,” Given told the Alan Brazil Breakfast show on talkSPORT on 10/01/2019 at 8:20 am.

“It’s a first time in a wee while you’re having a wee look over your shoulder though, Shay,” McCoist responded.

“Your boys are still looking down, don’t worry” Given stated in a humorous manner.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers hits the bar from a headed opportunity in the first half during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December...

Despite that defeat in the Old Firm clash, Brendan Rodgers side are still sitting top of the pack in Scotland, but they are being closely followed by a number of teams.

Albeit the Bhoys have a game in hand, Rangers are level on points in second, with third-placed Kilmarnock one point behind, third-placed Aberdeen three points behind and Hearts a further six. 

The Scottish Premiership will return to action towards the end of January but before then teams will compete in the Scottish Cup.

Celtic will host Airdrieonians on January 19, four days before their league encounter against Hearts, while Rangers will travel to Cowdenbeath before their encounter against Kilmarnock. 

Rangers Manager, Steven Gerrard (L) and Celtic Manager, Brendan Rodgers speak prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in...

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