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30th Oct, 2016 | 10:27pm

Chris Sutton delivers harsh verdict on Rangers title hopes

By Emma Sanders

Chris Sutton has claimed on Twitter that Celtic have already won the league and are too far ahead of Rangers to be caught despite the Gers’ victory on Saturday.

Rangers recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory against Kilmarnock on the weekend and moved into second place in the Scottish Premiership.

However, Mark Warburton’s side still trail Celtic by nine points after their local rivals also grabbed another victory and they’ve played one game more.

Sutton praised the performance of the Rangers players following their dominating display but acknowledged the title was already “over in October”.

Celtic defeated Aberdeen 1-0, sending Derek McInnes’ side down into fourth place as Rangers leapfrogged them in the Premiership table.

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Warburton’s players had not picked up a victory in their last two games, following defeat against Celtic in the semi-final of the League Cup last weekend.

Celtic could win the treble this season with the Premiership, the League cup and the Scottish Cup all up for grabs, with the Hoops clear favourites to win all three.

Rangers will hope to bridge the gap between themselves and the league leaders when they travel to face Ross County this Sunday while Celtic take on Inverness after their mid-week Champions League fixture against Borussia Monchengladbach.

In other Rangers news, this Ibrox ace posted a celebratory message on Instagram following his side’s dominating victory.