By Saikat Mandal

1st May, 2022 | 5:40pm

Tom English and Neil McCann react to Rangers second half v Celtic

Tom English and Neil McCann are both left stunned by the second-half performance from Rangers against Celtic on Sunday.

The Gers may not win the Scottish Premiership title after managing a 1-1 draw against Celtic, but Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be really proud of the effort of his players.

Jota gave Celtic the lead in the first half but Fashion Sakala restored parity after the break.

McCann said, as relayed by the BBC Sport website: “Rangers dominated the second half but Celtic always have that threat with the pace they have and should have had the game buried.

“Then it was all about character from Rangers and I don’t know where those levels of fitness come from. They didn’t leave anything on the pitch.”

Tom English wrote: “Rangers came back from out of the blue, I couldn’t see it happening. Where they found that energy from I don’t know.

“Rangers had chances to break Celtic but they just couldn’t do it. The Celtic crowd were totally energised, then totally spooked, but now they’re jubilant here because they know they’ve won the league.”

Spot on

What a performance from the Gers in the second half! 

Just like what they did at Hampden Park, they nearly produced another masterclass performance against their archrivals. 

Rangers have found this unique trait of coming back into the game under the Dutchman which is so refreshing to watch. 

While the title race is nearly over as it will take a massive bottle job to lose the crown from here, Rangers have plenty to play for this season. 

They can still win the Scottish Cup this season, and progress further in the Europa League. 

The Gers trail 1-0 against RB Leipzig in the first leg but they will hope to turn it around in the return leg on Thursday at Ibrox. 

What has been really astounding is the energy the players generated in the second half. It felt as if these players are fighting for their lives. In the end, it was a fair result. 

In other Rangers news, it was deja vu for one player in a nightmare show against Celtic.