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McGregor’s battle cry as Rangers aim to turn up heat

By Lisa Gray

Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has set his sights on putting pressure on Celtic over the coming weeks after the destiny of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title slipped out of the Light Blues' hands.

The champions remain one point ahead of Celtic following the goalless Old Firm clash at Ibrox on Sunday, but the Hoops have a game in hand.

However, Celtic have to play after Rangers in the following three rounds of fixtures, with their game in hand at Inverness coming on May 4.

McGregor kept Rangers in the hunt for three titles on the trot when he saved a late penalty.

And Rangers' Old Firm hero is looking to make life even more difficult for Celtic by helping his side to victory over Motherwell at Fir Park on Saturday lunchtime.

That would put Celtic four points behind ahead of their Sunday clash against Dundee United and potentially make it a nervous occasion at Parkhead if the hosts cannot get an early goal.

“Obviously the advantage is with Celtic. If they win all their games that's it,” McGregor said.

“But we'll never give up and we'll go into every game wanting to win.

“There are four games left. We just need to hopefully put the pressure on them by winning before them in the next three games, and you never know.”

McGregor played down his save from Georgios Samaras but it could yet prove to be one of the pivotal moments in the season.

“I hope it is, that's for sure,” he said. “It's my job at the end of the day. I love winning for this team and I just try my best every time I go on the pitch.

“I would rather have won and let in a goal but it wasn't to be. We had one or two chances but never really tested the goalkeeper. On another day it might have gone for us.”

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