ON-LOAN Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie piled the pressure on Sevco Rangers this afternoon.

The Parkhead youngster came off the substitutes’ bench to score Aberdeen’s clinching goal in the 2-0 triumph over Partick Thistle at Pittodrie.

The win put the Dons in second place behind the Hoops and on top of Mark Warburton’s woeful Gers on goal difference while Derek McInnes’ men also have a game in hand.

Jayden Stockley got the opening goal against the Jags with a header in the 72nd minute.

The Englishman then turned provider in the fading moments when he hit over a cross that was turned into the net by Christie, who will be with the Dons until the end of the season.

Steel reeling from their 4-1 flop against Hearts at Tynecastle in midweek, Warburton’s wobblers couldn’t overcome Ross County in Govan as the game ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

In fact, the Highlanders led through an 18th-minute strike from Dutch hitman Alex Schalk until 19 minutes from the end.

Captain Lee Wallace snatched the leveller with a low, angled drive, but it didn’t stop the team going off to a chorus of boos from the home fans.

If Celtic beat St Johnstone in Perth tomorrow afternoon, they will go 27 points ahead at the top of the Premiership. 

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