Former Rangers manager Graeme Souness has made some comments about Sunday’s Old Firm clash which were no doubt duly noted by all at Celtic.
Souness claimed, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, that a win for Graeme Murty’s comments would be “good for Scottish football”.
What he really means is that it would be good for Rangers, as it would allow the Gers to close the gap on Brendan Rodgers’ side to three points – albeit the Hoops will have a game in hand.
Souness’ comments are just the latest from former Rangers players and managers in the build-up to the game, who seem to expect the Gers to just turn up and win on Sunday.
To be fair, Murty’s side are in a decent run of form, but it is odd that the Hoops are being so drastically written-off ahead of the game.
The Bhoys have the likes of Moussa Dembele, Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney in their team who have seen and done it all in these matches before, whilst the Gers will feature a host of players making their Old Firm debuts, how they cope with the unique pressure of the game will play a huge part in the outcome of the game.
In his team-talk before the game, Rodgers should tell his players that they are fed-up with being written-off, and to go out and put on a display worthy of champions.
In other Celtic news, John Collins has been impressed with Rangers’ recent form