In May, the Scottish Sun reported that Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson was a transfer target for Rangers.

Several former players, including Alex Rae, then advised Steven Gerrard snap up the 21-year-old to bolster his midfield options at Ibrox [Scottish Sun].

Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson was linked with a move to Rangers.

Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson was linked with a move to Rangers. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

In the end, no transfer materialised, though, with Barry Ferguson’s nephew staying put at Pittodrie.

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Yet, he did the Gers a big favour on Sunday afternoon, with a clinical performance against Celtic.

Rangers stole a march in the title race last weekend with a 2-0 win over the Hoops at Parkhead and Neil Lennon’s side lost further ground in the Granite City.

Ferguson was the key man on the day, putting the hosts in front from the spot in the 42nd minute.

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Ferguson tucks away his first penalty of the game. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Celtic fought their way back into the end to end contest and with 22 minutes remaining, they went 3-2 up after Ryan Christie converted from 12 yards.

 

There was to be a late twist in the tale, though, when Callum McGregor felled Connor McLennan in the box in injury time.

The responsibility fell to Ferguson once again and the Scotland youth international nervelessly slotted the penalty into the bottom right corner, securing a dramatic late point.

With Rangers going on to defeat Livingston at Ibrox later on Sunday, Gerrard’s men have opened up a six-point gap at the top of the Premiership table, with a former transfer target partially responsible for the breathing space they now enjoy.

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