By Alex Taylor

Former Rangers star Ray Wilkins believes the Old Firm derby will have a better atmosphere than the Manchester derby this weekend.

Wilkins, 59, played in both fixtures throughout his career but believes there is no other game quite like the Scottish clash.

“The atmosphere at Ibrox or Celtic Park is better than any atmosphere you’ll find in world football,” Wilkins told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast programme on talkSPORT. “So If you haven’t done a Celtic/Rangers derby you must do it, it must be on your bucket list.”

The former Chelsea midfielder featured 94 times for the Scottish giants, scoring three goals between 1987-1989.

The derby, which kicks-off at 12pm on Saturday is one of the biggest fixtures on the Scottish football calendar.

The match coincides with Manchester United vs Manchester City, which gets underway at 12.30pm on the same day over 200 miles south of the Old Firm occasion at Celtic Park.

Celtic and Rangers go into the match first and second in the Scottish Premier League table respectively.

The Hoops have taken maximum points from their first three domestic encounters this season while The Gers have picked up eight points from their first four games.

Rangers have returned to the top-flight of Scottish football for the first time in four seasons and are looking to prevent Celtic from claiming their sixth consecutive S.P.L title.

Mark Warburton has brought in a host of new talent this summer including Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar, Philippe Senderos and Jordan Rossiter.

In other Rangers news, Warburton is desperate to see a repeat of last season’s Scottish Cup semi-final heroics against Celtic on Saturday.