Rangers flop Joey Barton has taken a new dig at Brendan Rodgers and Celtic today – by claiming the Northern Irishman’s ‘bubble’ might have burst at Parkhead.

His comments came in the wake of his side’s disappointing 0-0 draw at home to St. Johnstone yesterday, which quickly followed the Gers’ 5-3 win over Hamilton Accies.

The result of matches means the reigning Scottish champions are now just nine points in-front of their bitter rivals and Aberdeen, with a tricky trip to Pittodrie looming on the horizon next weekend.

Regardless of the fact he spent of all five minutes as Rangers player, Barton seems to still follow his former club’s progress, and gave his thoughts on the Premiership title race during his appearance on talkSPORT radio this morning.

Speaking on the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show, the Englishman said:

“They’re doing well Rangers. Great win yesterday.

“Give Rangers a bit of credit, they’re catching Celtic, they’re only nine points behind them now.

“With Celtic drawing yesterday against St Johnstone, has the Brendan Rodgers bubble burst?”

Barton was signed amidst great fanfare back in the summer of 2016 but his time with Rangers lasted just a few months fallout of favour under Mark Warburton, and his last match in the iconic light blue shirt was a 5-1 hammering at the hands of Celtic.