Rangers hero Derek Ferguson reckons the Premiership title race is OVER.

Celtic moved 10 points clear of Gers yesterday evening with a 5-0 mauling of Hearts while the Ibrox outfit slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Kilmarnock. The Light Blues have a game in hand but relentless Celts keep winning and have proceedings in their hands.

Steven Gerrard's side have, inexplicably, not been quite right since returning from their winter training camp in Dubai and Ferguson questioned their mentality to square-off against a nine-in-a-row chasing Hoops side.

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The former midfielder also believes Celtic will now have too much for Rangers and will win the league. "Since they've come back from the break in Dubai, I wonder what's been going on over there because that's the second year in a row," he told BBC Sportsound.

"First of all, look at Celtic. They've come back, they've changed things up. Two up top, three at the back. Rangers have come back, I don't know if they've thought, 'We just need to go out and get about the park and things will happen'.

"Billy [Dodds] mentioned intensity; they had that before the break. Is it a case that the players think because they had two good performances against Celtic, that's enough?

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"Well it ain't. And Billy says he doesn't think the title race is over. I think it is. I don't think Rangers will be able to claw that back because I watched a side [Celtic] tonight that, I don't think they were at their best, and they've absolutely skelped Hearts 5-0.

"They play at times with an intensity that no other team in Scotland can match and it's going to be very hard for Rangers."