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23rd Apr, 2017 | 3:10pm

Chris Sutton takes thinly-veiled dig at Rangers following Old Firm heartache

By Matt Farr

Chris Sutton has taken a thinly-veiled dig at Rangers following their 2-0 Scottish Cup semi final defeat to rivals Celtic on Sunday.

The former Celtic striker took to his personal Twitter account following the game to share that the Final was set to be played between the ‘best two teams in the country.’

Sutton is no stranger to ripping into Rangers given his six-year affiliation with Celtic, but the Ibrox side have not helped themselves by their continued failure to match their rivals in domestic competitions.

But his latest dig should act as a startling wake-up call to Rangers, who must go head to head with their Glasgow rivals again in a week’s time.

This year’s Scottish Cup Final will be contested between Celtic and Aberdeen, with the Dons beating Hibernian 3-2 in a thrilling semi final on Saturday.

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Celtic and Aberdeen also currently occupy the top two positions in the Scottish Premiership table, with Rangers trailing the latter by nine points.

There is no disputing the enormous gap in quality between Celtic and Rangers of late, with Celtic winning four of their five encounters this season.

But Rangers’ failure to stave off Aberdeen in the hunt for second place has raised even further doubts over the quality of their squad, and reiterated the size of the rebuilding job at hand for new Ibrox chief Pedro Caixinha.

Midfielder Callum McGregor had given Celtic an early lead over Rangers in their Scottish Cup semi final clash on  Sunday, capping off a fine attacking move for the league champions.

Scott Sinclair then doubled their lead from the penalty spot, after James Tavernier was penalised for a challenge on Leigh Griffiths.

In other Rangers news, Neil McCann has picked the club’s best number nine following the defeat to Celtic.

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