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10th Mar, 2017 | 6:37pm

Chris Sutton: If I was a Rangers fan I would be happy finishing in this position

By Amir Mir

Chris Sutton has stated that if he was a Rangers fan that he would be “happy” with his side finishing in third place at the end of the season.

The former Celtic striker made the comments ahead of the Old Firm clash on Sunday afternoon with the Bhoys 33 points ahead of the third-placed Scottish Premiership side.

Furthermore, the Gers are without a manager but Pedro Caixinha could be the man to replace Mark Warburton in the Ibrox dugout after the Englishman left his role in February.

Qatari club Al-Gharafa confirmed on their official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that the Portuguese has been granted permission to join the Glasgow giants.

Caixinha is set to join a team sitting in third place, eight points ahead of fourth-placed Hearts and Sutton believes they should be satisfied with their current position.

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“If I was a Rangers fan, which I am not, I am impartial,” Sutton told BT Sport. “I would be happy finishing the season third, getting into Europe, giving Pedro Caixinha a chance to build and let’s judge him next season.”

The Gers were recently promoted to the top tier of Scottish football, but they have suffered a number of bad results during their time in the top tier.

Celtic inflicted a humiliating 5-1 defeat on their rivals in September with Moussa Dembele scoring a hat-trick.

Furthermore, under the management of current stand-in boss Graeme Murty, his side suffered three defeat in February, including losing 4-1 at Hearts.

At this moment in time, the managerless club are six points behind second-placed Aberdeen in the table with the Dons hosting Motherwell at Pittodrie on Saturday.

In other Rangers news, Stan Collymore has made his prediction for the Old Firm clash on Sunday.

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