Darren McGregor late equaliser earned Hibernian a draw and prevented ,
Rangers from moving to within a point of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic. Alfredo Morelos’s 20th goal of the season had put Rangers in front .
But they are now three points behind Celtic going into Saturday‘s Old Firm game. However, Hibs slipped to eighth before their weekend derby against Hearts. Hibs’ goalkeeper Adam Bogdan stopped a late Kyle Lafferty effort to secure the draw.
With goal difference in their favour, Celtic will remain top of the league going into the winter break unless Rangers win by four goals or more at Ibrox.
Hibs, who have won only two of their last 12 games, lost Lewis Stevenson to injury ahead of the visit of their city rivals on Saturday.
McGregor’s central role on Ibrox return
Former Rangers defender McGregor found himself at the heart of the game’s pivotal moments. and his header sent Morelos through on goal. The Colombian bundled the ball into the net. When a high ball upfield landed at McGregor, he sent his clearance straight to Daniel Candeias,
Although he returned to action after the break, Goldson looked to be moving cautiously and was replaced.
Those missed opportunities paved the way for McGregor to equalise three minutes before the end, when the defender rose to send a powerful header past Allan McGregor from Sean Mackie’s cross.
We’re too reliant on Alfredo’ – reaction
“They played so well at Easter Road last week and we played really well here today. The level of performance was a lot better.”