Rangers fans were gutted by David Bates’ injury on Sunday

Rangers suffered a demoralising derby defeat against Celtic on Sunday, losing at Ibrox against the Hoops for the fourth consecutive time.

The most frustrating thing for supporters will be that they had victory in their grasp, going ahead in the match twice and finding themselves with a man advantage after Jozo Simunovic was sent off.

Ultimately losing 3-2, the squad, staff and fans will know that the victory virtually ends any hope of igniting a genuine title race in the Scottish Premiership.

The defeat wasn’t their only worry on Sunday either, with injury to defender David Bates being a bitter blow to Graeme Murty’s first team squad.

The young centre-back has been in fine form recently but looked to suffer a fairly serious injury, his ankle bending under the weight of Tom Rogic as the Australian scored the Hoops’ first of the afternoon.

Supporters are obviously hoping he makes a speedy recovery, especially considering they have little faith in Fabio Cardoso and Bruno Alves.

They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…