By Harvey Byrne

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd entered an argument with ex-Celtic forward Chris Sutton regarding the gap between the two teams on Friday.

The two fierce Glaswegian rivals are in the same league for the first time since the Gers’ demotion in 2012.

The Scottish giants are currently separated by 11 points in the league table with the Hoops topping the chart and Rangers trailing behind in second.

Celtic have played two matches less than Mark Warburton’s outfit, while they have also won the two fixtures between the clubs this season, which includes an emphatic 5-1 victory.

Ahead of Rangers’ match against Hamilton on Friday evening on BT Sport both Boyd and Sutton entered a heated discussion about the gap between the two fierce rivals.

“What I’m saying is, is that we’ve both played in games that we’ve been completely dominated in, absolutely destroyed,” said Boyd on BT.

Before Sutton interrupted: “There’s a big gap.”

Boyd then continued: “But what I’m saying is, is that Barrie McKay cut inside and had a shot, it could have been 2-2.”

Before Sutton interrupted again saying: “It was 5-1 Kris, it was an annihilation. It’s only you and Mark Warburton who thought that.”

Boyd then asked: “Can I speak,” before continuing with: “Assuming you cut in, in a sec, Barrie McKay cut inside and hit one.”

Sutton then interrupted again saying: “It went wide,” before Boyd said: “Yeah it went wide, but what I’m saying is that I don’t believe that the gap is as big as everyone is making it out to be.”

The two rivals are set to meet again on New Years Eve in the Premiership at Ibrox.

Rangers last earned a victory over Celtic in a 5-4 penalty shootout win in the Scottish Cup semi-final in April.

They will be very keen to pick up a win on New Years Eve with Hoops fans taking all of the bragging rights so far this season.

In other Rangers news, fans reacted on Twitter to Martyn Waghorn’s selection against Hamilton.