Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton believes that his old side will be confident that they can beat Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.
The Light Blues go into the upcoming Old Firm fixture six points behind their bitter rivals in the Scottish Premiership standings and also in better form having won their last six fixtures in all competitions, scoring 23 goals.
Warburton has delivered a blunt verdict on Celtic’s season ahead of the all-Glasgow clash in Govan, saying that Brendan Rodgers’ side are nowhere near as dominant as they were last term when they won the domestic treble without defeat.
“Rangers go into this game on a good run of form, and they should be full of confidence. I don’t think they will go into Sunday’s game with any inferiority complex,” the former Nottingham Forest manager said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I think it’s more about Celtic. This year after 26 games they are 14 or 15 points worse off than last year.
“Celtic are favourites with the strength of their squad and who they are.
“But Rangers will be thinking they are there for the taking.”
Graeme Murty’s side have been sensational since the winter break and that is largely down to the brilliant January business that was pulled off.
There’s no doubt that this is going to be the biggest Old Firm derby that the Scottish Premiership has seen in years.
Football Insider verdict
Warburton has been very vocal ahead of the Old Firm, showing a lot of support for Rangers. Celtic have been very dominant in Scottish football over the past few years and there’s a chance that a lot of neutrals will be egging on the Gers to win this weekend. Brendan Rodgers has a very professional bunch of players and he will need his Scott Browns and Kieran Tierneys at their best this weekend to try and see off Rangers, who will be full of fighting spirit. It’s really hard to call which way this game is going to go – and that’s the best thing about it.
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