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4th Sep, 2017 | 2:44pm

Ally McCoist destroys Rangers attempts to catch up with Celtic

By James Black

Ibrox favourite Ally McCoist has destroyed Rangers’ attempts to close the gap on Old Firm rivals Celtic saying Brendan Rodgers’ side are “light years ahead” of the Gers.

McCoist had a record-breaking stint as a player scoring 355 goals between 1983 and 1998 before becoming manager in 2011 as the club faced financial meltdown.

Now working as a pundit, the 61-times capped former striker doesn’t think his old club will catch Celtic anytime soon and reckons the Bhoys will be a shoo-in for the title again this season.

Speaking on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on Friday (from 06:00am), McCoist admitted that his old side had improved under Pedro Caixinha but their Glasgow rivals were still too far ahead, saying: “Definitely there is progress, of that there is no doubt, but in terms of catching Celtic absolutely not enough progress, nowhere near it.

“Celtic look definitely light years ahead.”

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Caixinha has added eleven new faces to his squad as he looks to improve on last season’s third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership while Brendan Rodgers’ side are coming off the back of an undefeated, treble-winning season.

With six consecutive titles under their belt, the Hoops have started the season the better of the two, however, as Rangers’ new signings get up to speed they could pose a challenge to their arch rivals.

After four games in the Scottish Premiership, Rodgers’ side sit second with 10 points while Caixinha’s Light Blues have picked up seven points from a maximum of 12.

Rangers will be hoping that their city rivals suffer from a European hangover after their upcoming Champions League games if they are to have any hope of reeling Rodgers’ side in as they march towards a seventh title in a row.

In other Rangers news, the club made a last-gasp move to sign a £45,000-a-week striker who would have catapulted them to the league title.

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