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25th Feb, 2018 | 8:00am

Craigan delivers verdict on Rangers win v Hearts, makes claim about title race

BT Sport pundit Stephen Craigan has claimed Rangers are “much improved” under Graeme Murty and believes the 2-0 win over Hearts was a “huge three points.”
The Gers move to six points behind leaders Celtic in the Scottish Premiership ahead of their clash with Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday.
Goals from Russell Martin and Jamie Murphy secured the three points for the Light Blues in a game they dominated for long spells.
Craigan was at Ibrox covering the game for BT Sport and has claimed that a title race could be what the league “desperately needs”
“Working today at Ibrox for BT Sport and Rangers under Murty much improved,” Craigan said on his personal Twitter account.
“Huge three points in the grand scheme of things and maybe, just maybe a title race the league desperately needs. There seemed a connection between Rangers fans and players. Aberdeen and Celtic over to you”

After falling well behind their bitter rivals earlier in the season the fact Rangers are so close to Celtic now is a testament to the work Murty has done over the few months since he replaced Pedro Caixinha.
With Celtic and Aberdeen the Gers’ direct rivals in the table, a draw between the two at Pittodrie would likely be the best result for the Light Blues at this point in the season.
If Celtic lose at Pittodrie, the Gers could close to three points with a win over St. Johnstone on Tuesday night to add further pressure for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
In other Rangers news, the club have secured an out-of-window deal for a goalkeeper.

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