The boss of the Rangers Women team has predicted an “investigation” into a touchline clash involving his assistant manager and the coach of Old Firm rivals Celtic.

The Gers ladies and SWPL Champions were bitterly disappointed to miss out on three points in the hotly contested Old Firm clash at Broadwood, with Brogan Hay’s first-half strike cancelled out by a 99th minute Caitlin Hayes equaliser for Celtic.

As a result, Rangers Women remain in 3rd place in the SWPL, one point off Celtic in the second Champions League spot and nine off leaders Glasgow City, with nine games remaining.

Rangers v Celtic women overshadowed by post-match incident

But the match was overshadowed by an incident late on the game amid accusations of a headbutt from Rangers Women assistant manager Craig McPherson on Celtic manager Fran Alonso.

After the game, Celtic manager Fran Alonso also told Sky Sports that he’d been branded a “little rat” by someone in the Rangers coaching set-up.

Speaking after the game, Rangers Women manager Malky Thomson refused to be drawn on the situation and claimed there would be an “investigation” into any perceived wrongdoing.

Thomson also claimed that the result felt “like a loss” after a strong performance by the Rangers Women and the late Celtic leveller.

“Without me seeing it at all I don’t think I would comment on it,” said Thomson.

“If that is the case there will be an investigation into it and we will look at it.

“But listen, I think it was a great spectacle for the fans watching.

“It had everything, a bit of drama, it had two goals, it had everything about it.

“I’m a wee bit gutted, it does feel like a loss but we’re Rangers, we need to pick ourselves up and move on.”

Quite incredibly, the incident also came after Rangers assistant manager Craig McPherson was wished a happy birthday on the club’s official channels.

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