'They are not real Rangers players' - Chris Sutton identifies underperformers ahead of clash v Celtic
By Will Butcher
Chris Sutton has launched a blistering attack on the Rangers squad by claiming that they are being overpaid ahead of Saturday’s clash against Celtic.
The Old Firm rivals go head to head for the sixth time this season at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership, just six days after facing off in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Speaking in his Daily Record column, former Bhoys striker Sutton believes the Gers stars are being paid too much for what they are offering before questioning the desire of a number of players.
“I have two major questions. The first one is are the Rangers players overpaid or are they simply under-performing?” Sutton said.
“Personally, I think it’s the former. The way they performed last weekend against Celtic is as good as they are.
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“They are not worth what they are getting. As far as I’m concerned, some of them are not real Rangers players, they are just happy to be playing for the club.”
Celtic coasted past the Gers at Hampden Park on Sunday, securing a 2-0 victory that saw Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair find the back of the net.
Brendan Rodgers’ side booked their place in the final of the Scottish Cup against Aberdeen, and continued their dominance over their Old Firm rivals with the win.
It has now seen the Hoops win four of the five meetings between the two sides, with only interim boss Graeme Murty able to prevent Rodgers from Old Firm victory.
Current manager Pedro Caixinha will now be urging his players to end that record against their bitter enemies, with the prize of ending Celtic’s hopes of completing an unbeaten season.
In other Rangers news, this trio are set to miss Saturday’s showdown.