By Wayne Veysey

24th Apr, 2017 | 6:37am

'Bull' - Chris Sutton mocks Rangers senior man on Twitter after loss to Celtic

By Alex Stevens

Chris Sutton has described the gap between Rangers and Celtic as “enormous” after his former side took a giant step towards clinching the domestic treble on Sunday.

Goals from Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair secured a comfortable 2-0 triumph for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the Scottish Cup semi-final clash at Hampden Park.

Former Celtic striker Sutton took to Twitter in the immediate aftermath of the game to hit out at manager Pedro Caixinha for overly talking up the Rangers players after he took the reins last month.

The Portugese had insisted that Rangers had the best squad in Scotland, a boast that Sutton claimed was far from reality as he put down the manager following a display that demonstrated the gulf between the Old Firm rivals.

“Pedro’s ‘best squad’ quote was always utter bull. Rangers more baby calves,” mocked Sutton in his personal Twitter account. “The gap is enormous. Treble is close.”

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Sutton had claimed in the build-up to the match that Caixinha had made Rangers tougher to beat as they benefitted from the new manager bounce.

The defeat to Celtic was Caixinha’s first as Rangers manager, with his previous five matches at the helm yielding three wins and two defeats.

The Hoops are now eyeing a historic treble after already lifting the Scottish Premiership title on the back of an unbeaten run as well as the Scottish League Cup.

In other Rangers news, one of the club’s outstanding players has revealed a leading Premier League club are keeping close tabs on him ahead of a summer move.

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