By Amir Mir

Chris Sutton has slammed Rangers manager Mark Warburton for talking “nonsense” after the Gers senior figure claimed he does not want to be judged on his record against Celtic.

Former Brentford boss Warburton stated before the Old Firm derby on Saturday afternoon that he wants to be judged on his final league position rather than performances against the Bhoys. 

The 54-year-old has come up against the Scottish champions on three occasions, losing twice and winning the other fixture.

Warburton’s first and only victory against the Hoops was in April when the Gers were still a Championship club and they beat their bitter rivals in a penalty shoot-out in the Scottish League Cup semi-final.

However, since their promotion to the top-flight, they have suffered two damaging defeats against Brendan Rodgers men, including a 5-1 thrashing in September.

Former Celtic striker Sutton was unimpressed by Warburton’s comments as he provided this verdict.

“Mark Warburton has spoken about not being judged on the Celtic v Rangers games, I mean what a load of nonsense,” Sutton told BT Sport. “That has never been the case.”

The Scottish giants will now meet for a fourth time this year when Rodgers side visit Ibrox on Hogmanay.

The away side are unbeaten in all domestic competitions this season as they will be looking to secure their 15th win on the bounce in the SPL.

Additionally, a loss for Warburton’s side will see their rivals open up a 19 point lead in the race for the Scottish Premiership.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has explained why he would select this Gers ace for the Celtic clash.