Scottish roundup: Kilmarnock go top after Celtic and Rangers drop points

Celtic and Aberdeen go head-to-head in the Scottish League Cup final this weekend

Two Greg Stewart goals earned a victory over Livingston which, coupled with Rangers and Celtic dropping points, meant they moved to the summit.

Steven Gerrard last night blasted his Rangers players for failing to heed his warnings to cut out the red cards.

"I won't sleep very well tonight", he said. I never felt good. Very frustrated in the performance.

'Tonight was a really good opportunity and hard test for us - but one that I had confidence that I could pass. "The players deserve a huge amount of credit because they've been unbelievable since I've come in".

That was not lost on Celtic fans, with some of them taking to social media to criticise the forward, with some even wondering if he remains good enough for them.

"It's nice for the supporters - they can go to their work tomorrow happy - but for us it's back to business to get the lads ready for a nice easy one on Saturday at Celtic Park".

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The performance was also sub-standard from Rangers and Gerrard added: "We got the majority of things wrong all over the pitch".

McKenna crashed home a left-foot volley after seven minutes, but Aberdeen had to battle on for the final hour a man down after Cosgrove was given a second yellow following a collision with Jon Flanagan.

Booked for a clash with Graeme Shinnie, another foul on the Dons skipper saw the Colombian received a second yellow in the 64th minute as his team chased an equaliser.

Dons boss Derek McInnes admitted victory was the ideal pick-me up for his side as they bounced back from losing Sunday's Betfred Cup final to Celtic.

That is an incredible stat when you see the type of budget Kilmarnock are dealing with and the players available to the Scotsman. "We've got an terrible lot of work to do".

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