Rangers could rub salt into the wounds of Celtic after being drawn against Slavia Prague in the Europa League.

That is according to former Gers defender Alan Hutton who, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested Steven Gerrard’s men could further demonstrate their dominance of Scottish football against the high-flying Czech outfit.

Slavia sit 11 points clear of inter-city rivals Sparta Prague, who beat Celtic 4-1 home and away in the Europa League group stage, in the fight for the Czech league title.

They beat Premier League outfit Leicester City in the round of 32, while Rangers overcame Antwerp 9-5 on aggregate.

Hutton admitted it would be a tough test but suggested victory over a side dominating Celtic’s group stage rivals would only add insult to injury to the Hoops.

“It’s a chance for them to show they are so much better (than Celtic), especially in Europe,” Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.

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“I think, in a way, Slavia Prague are similar to Rangers. They’re top of their league, running away with it at the moment, unbeaten ahead of their rivals.

“It’s going to be a tough tie. They went through with Bayer Leverkusen and last round they put out Leicester. I don’t think you can write them off, it will be tough.

“I think it’s a tie Gerrard would have been happy with, definitely. He’s missed some of the big boys in this round which he’ll be glad of. 


“Rangers are going to have to at their best to make it through. They’ll probably have to defend a little bit better if they want to make it to the last-eight.”

While Rangers finished top of their Europa League group, Celtic came last after one win, one draw and four defeats.

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