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22nd Apr, 2017 | 10:46am

Chris Sutton well and truly roasts Rangers ahead of Celtic clash

By Amir Mir

Chris Sutton has well and truly roasted Rangers by labelling the team like “an unreliable old banger” with a “Rolls Royce badge on it”.

The former Premier League winner was talking about the “false dawn” currently surrounding the Gers ahead of their clash against Celtic.

Pedro Caixinha’s team take on their Old Firm rivals at Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon with a place in the Scottish Cup final up for grabs.

Since Caixinha took charge in March, his team have won three matches, including beating second-placed Aberdeen 3-0 away from home.

BT Sports pundit Sutton believes there is too much hype and high expectations surrounding Rangers as he offered these brutal views on the team.

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“Caixinha has to talk his team up but Rangers fans shouldn’t be fooled as they were after that false dawn,” Sutton told the Daily Record.  “It’s fundamentally the same group of players. Rangers were like an unreliable old banger under Mark Warburton.

“Pedro has come in and serviced it, spray painted it and put a Rolls Royce badge on it.

“It is looking good and making all the right noises with Pedro as the driver but it is still an old banger and could start falling apart in the coming weeks or early next season. It may have a last hurrah against Celtic. But this Rangers squad needs a summer overhaul to keep up to speed with Celtic.”

Throughout the Scottish domestic season, Sutton has been outspoken on social media and as a pundit when talking about the current state of Rangers.

Following their promotion from the Championship in the summer, the Gers struggled to find form and consistency under Mark Warburton at the start of the campaign.

The Englishmen left his role at Ibrox in February with Caixinha taking over as the Portuguese is tasked to guide Rangers to their first Old Firm win of the season.

Added to the fact that Caixinha’s team are 33 points behind their bitter rivals in the table, they have also suffered three defeats against them this term.

The heaviest loss came in September under Warburton when Brendan Rodgers side recorded a 5-1 win at Parkhead.

In other Rangers news, Barry Ferguson is baffled by these Celtic claims ahead of the Old Firm clash. 

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