Jack Butland admits Rangers title failure hit him 'like ton of bricks' amid Celtic celebrations

Jack Butland admits Rangers' failure to beat Celtic to the Premiership title has hit him "like a ton of bricks" in recent weeks.

The English shotstopper has loved his first season at Ibrox even if he and his teammates ultimately came up short with their ambitions for the league. Form wobbled in recent months and that allowed the Hoops to steal a march, with Old Firm victory setting them up to clinch it at Kilmarnock last midweek.

Clearly Butland and Rangers are disappointed by that, especially after looking to be in a strong position after hauling themselves back into the race. But that hasn't changed the fact he has enjoyed his time as a Gers player so far even if the league disappointment has really hit home.

He said: "Listen I’ve loved it. It’s been eventful. It’s had its ups and down.

“There’s been some incredible moments but ultimately we’ve fallen short of our main goal which was to win the league. So yeah, there’s been some down moments over the last couple of weeks.

“You know, when you’ve put so much effort into that ambition and then for it to be gone, yeah, it hits you like a ton of bricks I suppose. But I’ve loved this last 12 months. I’ve loved the challenge, I’ve loved the experience.

“I’ve loved my work and I’ve loved trying to help the boys. I’ve loved doing what I’m doing and I’ve really enjoyed playing in front of our fans everywhere we go and at Ibrox.

“It’s been enjoyable and I know it’s had it’s disappointments. We haven’t achieved what we wanted to achieve but I’ve really enjoyed myself.”