Joey Barton: Rangers are catching Celtic

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Former Rangers flop Joey Barton believes his old side are “catching” rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.

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The Light Blues were able to reduce the gap to nine points this past weekend with a 5-3 victory over Hamilton, while Celtic were held at home to St Johnstone.

Speaking on TalkSport, the retired midfielder also had a dig at Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

He said: “They’re doing well Rangers. Great win yesterday.

“Give Rangers a bit of credit, they’re catching Celtic, they’re only nine points behind them now.

Joey Barton played in one Old Firm match during his time in Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

Joey Barton played in one Old Firm match during his time in Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

“With Celtic drawing yesterday against St Johnstone, has the Brendan Rodgers bubble burst?”