Steven Gerrard has admitted that the title race may be over after Celtic beat Kilmarnock 1-0 over the weekend.

Gerrard’s Rangers side fell to a defeat by St Johnstone at home, whilst the Hoops secured a vital victory over Kilmarnock thanks to a last gasp Scott Brown goal.

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When asked if the Scottish Cup is Rangers last hope of silverware this season, Gerrard agreed, telling the Telegraph that:

I think where we sit right here, that you’re probably right in saying that. This has been a competition, even from the beginning of the season, that we’ve looked at. 

We’ve wanted to do well in the cup competitions and in the last one (Betfred Scottish League Cup) we got to the semi-finals. We were very disappointed with the outcome in that.

Rangers face Kilmarnock on Wednesday night in a Scottish Cup replay, and will hope to take a win to set up a tie with Aberdeen in the quarter finals.

The win for Celtic against Killie could turn out to be a vital one, with the Hoops recovering from a defeat to Rangers back in December.

The title race looked to be wide open when Celtic suffered defeat to Gerrard’s side, but after a great recovery, Brendan Rodgers side look set to secure yet another title.