By Matt Farr

Rangers winger Harry Forrester has apologised to the fans for his role in the rival defeat to Celtic on Saturday.

The 26-year-old played just eight minutes of the clash, but had a perfect opportunity to see his side snatch a late equaliser, but spurned the chance.

Forrester could have played in team-mate Joe Dodoo for a straightforward finish, but instead chose to go alone, and wasted the opportunity.

The Rangers man has been a first-team regular this season, contributing three goals and two assists from 21 appearances in all competitions.

He took to Twitter on Monday morning to apologise for the mistake, admitting that his blunder cost his side.

Kenny Miller had put the home side ahead at Ibrox early in the first-half, but efforts from Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair either side of the break put Celtic ahead, before Forrester’s error of judgement.

The defeat saw Rangers fall 19 points behind leaders Celtic in the race for the Scottish Premiership title, and all but end their hopes of catching their great rivals.

Rangers did have several chances to draw level, so the outcome of the game did not hinge solely on Forrester’s mistake.

Miller hit the post with just 10 minutes left to play, and he too later admitted blame for the defeat, revealing his guilt to the Daily Record.

Rangers are not in action again until the Scottish Cup fourth round clash with Motherwell on 21 January, as the Scottish fixture list takes a break.

In other Rangers news, Barrie McKay claims he was the recipient of high-praise from Brendan Rodgers.