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Rodgers: Gers could play into Celtic hands

14 May 2017

While Rangers' hopes of finishing second are all but gone, their old rivals need to negotiate their final four league games and the Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen to complete a loss-free league season and an historic treble.

One home fan was caught by Sky Sports' cameras appearing to make a monkey gesture in the direction of Celtic forward Scott Sinclair.

The best they have managed was a 1-1 draw in the east end of Glasgow courtesy of an equaliser from veteran defender Clint Hill three minutes from time.

Kenny Miller pulled one back late on before Mikel Lustig made it 5-1 to equal their biggest ever win at Ibrox, a 4-0 win back in 1897.

In terms of the possibility of this, Pedro Caixinha and his side face an almighty challenge. "We played brilliant today".

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"The man responsible is me - the players did everything they worked on, they were ready to do it".

"Next season will be tough because every season (the manager) always looks to strengthen".

Furthermore, looking at the recent matches between the two sides, Celtic have been dominant, winning 4 and drawing 1 in the 5 matches that the two sides have played since September past year.

"The goals we lost were poor, as were the decisions which led to them".

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers: "I said when I came in my job was to build a team who could go into any stadium without fear and play".

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"I said to him yesterday that I was going to put 5-1 on cause of it", said Clare Clark.

'Rangers were a far better team earlier in the season.

"Rangers started off with a diamond and if you're not concentrated, not organised, you can get outnumbered and outpassed".

Ex-Ibrox midfielder Alex Rae, who was interviewed for the assistant coach position before Rangers opted for Jonatan Johansson, believes Mark Warburton and former chief scout Frank McParland have left Caixinha with a squad lacking the strength and ability to succeed.

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