By Danny Wright

16th Dec, 2017 | 5:02pm

Sutton gives instant reaction to Rangers loss v St Johnstone, discusses potential next manager

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes that St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright put himself in contention to be the next permanent Rangers manager after his side won 3-1 at Ibrox on Saturday.

The Light Blues let slip of a one goal lead to slump to their first defeat in four, missing the chance to move within two points of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.

Graeme Murty has been in caretaker charge at Ibrox since Pedro Caixinha was sacked in October and will remain at the helm until at least the start of January.

BT Sport pundit Sutton now believes that St Johnstone’s Wright is now a strong contender for the job as he jumped instantly on to Twitter after Rangers suffered yet another home loss.

“Good audition for the Rangers job by Tommy Wright,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Saturday.

Rangers stormed into an early lead against St Johnstone on Saturday through Alfredo Morelos but Blair Aston’s goal ensured that the two sides would go into half-time on level terms.

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Denny Johnstone and Graham Cummins then scored within 10 minutes of each other to ensure that the Gers would walk away empty handed.

As a result, the Glasgow side failed to move back up to second in the Premiership standings as Aberdeen beat Hibernian 4-1 earlier in the day.

In other Rangers news, fans have slammed this attacker for his performance against St Johnstone, saying that Francis Jeffers was better than him.

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