Rangers hero preys on Celtic 'tension' as he spots Parkhead grumbles that add different title race dimension
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Rangers legend Neil McCann senses Celtic are feeling the title race heat.
Rabbi Matondo and Todd Cantwell goals sealed a 2-1 win for Philippe Clement's side in the Premiership on Tuesday. It moved them level with Brendan Rodgers' side ahead of the Hoops facing Hibs on Wednesday.
Clement arrived with a gap to bridge on the champions, which he has narrowed significantly. His team have a game in hand over Celtic.
Former Ibrox star McCann senses pressure building in Glasgow's east-end, with fans unhappy with the board after a quiet January transfer window.
He told Sportscene when asked how much pressure the latest Rangers win puts Celtic under: "Big pressure. It is big pressure.
"I said on Saturday that the tension is starting to rise within Celtic. I don't think their performances have been great.
"There has been unrest with the fans in terms of the performances the team are putting on. I feel momentum is on Rangers' side.
"Going away to a Hibs team, Celtic, who had a really poor first 45 minutes at Easter Road (against St Mirren on Saturday). They need a reaction but the pressure is firmly on their shoulders now, Celtic.
The former winger also sesnes a fruitful partnership forming between goalscorer Matondo and another Ibrox star. He added: "Matondo did really well down the left.
"Nice and direct, from kick-off really. He is forming a bit of a partnership with Ridvan Yilmaz. A really good 45 minutes from him."
Next up for Rangers is the Scottish Cup. They host Ayr United in the round of 16 this weekend.