Graeme Murty makes Celtic claim after Rangers close down gap
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has claimed that Celtic won’t even take any notice of the Gers’ results as his side cut the gap at the top of the league to six points after a 2-0 win over Hearts on Saturday.
The Hoops have the chance to increase the gap to nine points if they defeat Aberdeen on Sunday, and Murty insisted that the game against the Dons is all that they will be thinking of.
“I’m not sure that we’re even in Celtic’s minds. I think they are top of the league for good reason,” Murty said to Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I think they are going to take care of themselves and play as well as they possibly can. All we can do is worry about us and do our job. I thought we did our job today.
“I think that’s the message we’ll take on. We did our job defensively keeping a clean sheet but also our forward players did their job, scoring the goals at the right times.”
The Light Blues were well-worthy of their victory in a match they mostly dominated. They missed great chances early on through Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass before they took the lead in the 41st minute thanks to a Jamie Murphy goal.
Windass was guilty of missing some great chances in the second-half but the Gers were never in danger of throwing the match away and Russell Martin sealed the three points in the 88th minute.
The Gers face a trip to Perth to play St Johnstone on Tuesday night before they face Celtic in two weeks time at Ibrox on the 11th of March in a game which could prove to have huge ramifications on the Scottish Premiership title race.
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