Pressure will tell on Rangers, says James Keatings

James Keatings: 'Rangers can definitely be caught'. Picture: SNS
James Keatings: 'Rangers can definitely be caught'. Picture: SNS
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JAMES Keatings insists Hibernian can still catch Rangers in the chase for the Championship.

Mark Warburton’s side have made a blistering start to the season with nine straight victories and hold an 11-point lead over their Edinburgh rivals

However, Hibs can close that gap by winning their game in hand next Tuesday at Falkirk, assuming they can take care of Dumbarton at Easter Road on Saturday.

Alan Stubbs’ men have found their form with four wins and a draw in their last five matches and the next clash with Rangers is coming up on 1 November.

Hibs striker Keatings, who is fit again after injury troubles, said: “Rangers can definitely be caught. In this league, teams can drop points anywhere – there are plenty tough away games. Rangers haven’t won the league yet. We showed at Ibrox we can cause them problems.

“I was in the away end that day and we could have won the game if we’d taken our chances, but it just didn’t happen for us and then they scored the free-kick.

“We’ve got a few big games coming up so, hopefully, we can keep our run going. We’ll be looking to keep winning all our games until we play Rangers and take some confidence into that game. Good luck to them if they go all the way but I can’t see it. There will be a defeat or something that will burst them.

“When you’re winning every week, people outside try and put pressure on you to see if you can keep it going. Rangers will feel that pressure. We saw St Johnstone beat them recently so they can be beaten and both Falkirk and ourselves have given them a real good run for their money at Ibrox.”