Ross County manager John Yogi Hughes has revealed that Rangers star Scott Arfield text him to say thanks after his side earned a 1-0 win over Celtic.

The Staggies shocked our hapless Parkhead rivals with their second win over Neil Lennon’s side this season, this time coming in Dingwall courtesy of a header from bluenose striker Jordan White.

Speaking to the GO Radio Football Show, Hughes revealed that Ibrox star Arfield – whom Yogi managed during his Falkirk days – sent him a message of appreciation come the final whistle.

“He [Arfield] text me last night,” said Hughes [GO Radio Football Show 22/02/21]. “’Thanks Gaffer, thanks for the help oot’”.


Rangers legend and former club captain Barry Ferguson was also on the show and claimed “I was going to thank you as well”.

Despite being a former Celtic defender, the Ross County boss is a well thought of figure amongst Rangers fans, and the rest of Scottish football.

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Hughes was manager at Falkirk between 2003 and 2009 and handed Rangers midfielder Arfield his debut in men’s football at the club in 2007.

The former Hibs, Falkirk and Swansea centre-half clearly left a good impression on ex-Burnley man Arfield who sent a message of appreciation following the victory in the Highlands.

With Rangers demolishing Dundee United 4-1 the day before the result leaves the Gers 18 points clear in the Scottish Premiership with only seven points needed to clinch the title.

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Rangers star Scott Arfield saluted former manager John Hughes via a cheeky text after Ross County dumped Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As it stands, the club is on course to clinch their 55th title and first in a decade at Celtic Park on March 21st.

Here’s how Rangers fans reacted to Celtic’s defeat in Dingwall with the Gers now on the verge of history.

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