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1st Mar, 2017 | 9:37pm

Peter Lovenkrands reacts on Twitter to McKay goal in Rangers win v St. Johnstone

By Harvey Byrne

Peter Lovenkrands celebrated on Twitter on Wednesday evening after former side Rangers ran out 3-2 victors over St. Johnstone at Ibrox.

The Scottish giants took the lead after just 22 minutes as young talent Barrie McKay scored an excellent effort from outside the box before Martyn Waghorn and Emerson Hundman slotted home in the second half.

It was the young McKay’s strike that received the most plaudits and one notable fan was Lovenkrands, who scored 18 goals in 60 appearances for Rangers during his playing career.

The now 37-year-old hailed the goal as “brilliant” on his personal Twitter account before announcing his support for Graeme Murty’s side.

The midweek win for Rangers has brought an end to a dreadful league run which had seen them lose three of their previous four matches.

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Additionally, it has seen them move back within six points of second placed Aberdeen, who suffered a 1-0 defeat against Hamilton on Tuesday evening.

The Gers will now be looking to start a winning run with 10th place Hamilton coming up next on Saturday before an Old Firm clash with Celtic eight days later.

It is not mathematically possible for Rangers to catch the Hoops this campaign, but they will certainly be eager to be the team to finish in second place, earning Europa League qualification next season.

In other Rangers news, fans reacted to Andy Halliday’s axe before the match.

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