Reported Rangers target Kenny McLean has landed a jibe at Celtic on Instagram after the Hoops fell further behind in the Premiership title race.

In November, the Scottish Sun reported that the Gers were lining up a January swoop for McLean, with a loan or a permanent deal paid for in instalments, both said to be possibilities.

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Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean is reportedly a target for Rangers. (Photo by Ben Early – AMA/Getty Images)

There have been no developments so far this month to suggest that a transfer is close, but McLean is a Rangers fan and he subtly showed his colours with a comment under a Scotland teammate’s Instagram post on Tuesday.

Former Hibs star John McGinn, who is a Celtic fan, posted to praise Lewis Stevenson for making his 500th Hibernian appearance in a 1-1 draw with the Hoops on Monday night.

It was the latest in a series of slip-ups for Neil Lennon’s side, who are now 21 points behind league leaders Rangers, albeit with three games in hand.

Given how poor Celtic’s recent form has been, though, McLean suggested it was actually Hibs who would be disappointed with the result.

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“Disappointing 2 points dropped,” he replied.

 

The comment went down well with plenty of Bears and prompted angry reactions from some Celtic supporters.

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The Scotland star and reported Rangers target poked fun at Celtic on Twitter. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images)

Given that Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield are currently out injured, Rangers currently look a little light in midfield.

However, after making a quick recovery from a recent knee injury, McLean has re-established himself in the Norwich team.

The 29-year-old has started the Canaries’ last five Championship fixtures and given that he’s contracted until 2023, it would likely take a sizeable offer to bring him to Ibrox any time soon.

While McLean thrives at table-topping Norwich, another reported Rangers target has suffered a big setback, just days after his agent urged the Gers to gamble on a transfer.

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