Rangers fan hopes of winning 55 at Celtic Park and throwing a legendary title party on enemy turf were dealt a massive blow when our hapless rivals were beaten 2-1 by St. Mirren at Celtic Park.

The result means Champions Elect Rangers remain 23 points in front only Celtic have now played one of their fabled games in hand with the Parkhead side only having two remaining.

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon wails as the realisation the Rangers title party is edging closer by the week. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The result – against a spirited St. Mirren side who’ve already shown their quality this season by beating Rangers – pretty much sums up the nature of things at Parkhead right now.

St. Mirren went in front in through a neatly worked Kristian Dennis strike after 18 minutes before Odsonne Edouard equalised just after the half-hour mark.

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But Ilkay Durmus would score the eventual winner just five minutes later with Celtic playing over 50 minutes without finding an equaliser.

Rangers fans had hoped that 55 could be won on enemy territory after the Gers’ match with Dundee United was moved forward due to the continuing postponement of the Scottish Cup.

The Ibrox side were originally scheduled to play Dundee United at Ibrox on April 3rd but the match has now been moved forward to Sunday February 21st.

Rangers are set to travel to Celtic Park on the 20th of March and had Rangers and Celtic won every match up until the fixture the Gers could’ve won the title in Glasgow’s eastend.

But whilst it’s still possible, the notion Rangers will drop enough points for that happen, or that Celtic won’t drop more, seems fanciful at best.

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Good on ye Ilkay Durmus son, thanks for the laughs. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Not to worry – they’ll just have to give us a guard of honour instead with 55 imminent! How long have we waited for this?

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