Chris Sutton has laughed off Rangers’ chances of beating Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title after a revival in their form under the caretaker charge of Graeme Murty.

The Light Blues became the first top-flight team in Scotland to win four wins on the bounce this season after beating Hibernian 2-1 on Wednesday night and will go within two points of league leaders Celtic with a win against St. Johnstone on Saturday.

Although they could come within touching distance of the Hoops, who still have a game in hand to play, Sutton has laughed off any chance that Rangers have of being top of the table when the New Year comes around.

As shown on BT Sport Football’s official Twitter account on Saturday, Sutton was asked by a fan whether the Gers have a chance to be top by the start of 2018, however the ex-Hoops striker shot down any hopes that the Ibrox faithful may have in hilarious fashion.

“Well of course there is, Scott. I don’t know how much Scott has had to drink over the Christmas period, but carry on,” he said.

Rangers have been without a manager since October but in recent weeks have shown a great improvement under the guiadnce of Murty.

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The Gers Under-20s coach led the senior side to back-to-back wins against Aberdeen and has now overseen four wins in a row to see them firmly put themselves second in the table.

Murty will stay in charge until the end of the calendar year where the Gers will no doubt launch another hunt for a new permanent successor to Pedro Caixinha.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist believes the Gers will be kicking themselves after a deal was agreed for this striker.

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