RANGERS winger Daniel Candeias insists the Ibrox club can haul Celtic back and make it a genuine title race this season.

Graeme Murty's side overtook Aberdeen at the weekend to go into second place and are nine points behind Celtic - a gap they can reduce to six if they beat Hearts on Saturday, before the Hoops travel to Aberdeen on Sunday.

Former Benfica ace Candeias has been an unsung hero for Rangers this season and tops the Premiership assist list with seven for the season.

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And he insists Rangers are hell-bent in reducing that gap at the top of the league.

He said: "We play Celtic in a few weeks. It won't be easy to win the title, but it's not impossible either.

"Of course Celtic have a lot of quality...but let's just see.

"Our aim this season is to win at least one trophy. We are also in the Scottish Cup quarter final too. With the size of club we are and the fans that we represent, we should be winning trophies.

"We still have to play Celtic before the league breaks into a split and then we play them again and all the other clubs in the top six too.

"We want to put this club back on top and our fans deserve it because they are fantastic. Every game at home we have a sell-out and they always fill their end at our away games.

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"And that motivates us more. The least we can do for them is win a trophy.

"Rangers are a club who were used to winning - they have the most titles in the world. So to go through everything that happened here was not easy.

"So as you can imagine, the fans want the title and we are very keen to give them it.

"At the moment, Celtic are the strongest team because they are on top. But we have to play them twice and, with the gap only nine points, anything can happen."