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1st May, 2017 | 2:19pm

Andy Walker slams Rangers for absurd beliefs after Celtic defeat

By Harvey Byrne

Former Celtic striker Andy Walker has slammed Rangers for believing they could challenge the Hoops for the title this season and has stated they need to be more realistic.

The Ibrox giants won promotion back to the Premiership in the summer after suffering demotion in 2012 following administration.

However, despite a five-year absence from the Scottish top-flight there was a belief that Rangers could reclaim their position among the top two of the Scottish football pyramid.

But, with just four matches of the campaign left the Gers are currently sat in third place and nine points off second with many believing the club to have had an unsuccessful campaign.

Additionally, Rangers are sat a huge 36 points behind fierce rivals Celtic in the league table, who have been able to establish their dominance in the Gers’ absence.

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Now, after Rangers’ Saturday afternoon 5-1 defeat against Celtic Walker has blasted the Gers for being too optimistic and feels they need to be more realistic going into the next campaign.

“I’ve never seen such a one-sided Celtic, Rangers game,” started Walker speaking to the Sky Sports website.

“They scored five. Could have been seven, eight or nine and I think there has to be a sense of realism for Rangers.

“The idea that they could come up from the Championship and compete with Celtic for the title, I think was just absurd and the likelihood of them competing for the title next year is just as absurd.”

Despite Walker’s claims Rangers fans will be hoping for vast improvements for the club this summer and they will be hoping March appointment Pedro Caixinha can work his magic in his first window in charge.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic will also be looking to improve, meaning the Gers hierarchy may have to invest a lot of money if they are to contend with the Hoops once again.

In other Rangers news, this BT Sport pundit has teared into a Gers senior man after the Saturday defeat and has labelled him the “invisible man”.

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