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2nd Apr, 2018 | 1:32pm

Celtic midfielder suggests why Rangers may not finish second

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie believes Aberdeen’s “fluidity” can help them pip Rangers to second-place in the Scottish Premiership after drawing level on points with Graeme Murty’s side on Saturday.

Christie’s loan side Aberdeen could go three points clear of the Ibrox giants with a win in Tuesday’s clash with Motherwell ahead of the Scottish Premiership split following this weekend’s round of fixtures.

The Dons smashed St. Johnstone 4-1 on Saturday, with Christie getting on the scoresheet, and the on-loan Celtic star thinks his side will carry the confidence from that into the final run of games.

“Obviously we know it’s the business end of the season. So we’re going into every game now knowing there’s a pressure on us to win,” Christie said about the race for second place with Rangers, as quoted by the Evening Express.

“We will take confidence from our attacking play on Saturday.

“Scoring four goals from open play is always good and we’ll be carrying that on to the next big couple of weeks we’ve got.”

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“It’s really good there’s a fluidity in our game, in terms of we know we can switch positions at any time.”

The Pittodrie side are due to face Rangers once more this season once the top and bottom six split into separate groups with the Gers winning all three meetings so far this season.

Like the Gers, Aberdeen are also in the Scottish Cup semi-finals and will face Motherwell on April 14th at Hampden.

Football Insider verdict:

Christie may be confident in securing second but the Dons may need to rely on other teams doing them favours to get ahead of Graeme Murty’s side. After beating the Reds three times already this season the Ibrox giants will have a psychological advantage going into the game against Derek McInnes side after the split. There’s still lots of room for either side to blow it before the end of the season though and both managers will need to make sure their sides don’t buckle under the pressure.

In other Rangers news, an outspoken BBC pundit has slammed this Gers player after the draw with Motherwell, claiming he was “unbelievably bad”.

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