Celtic, Rangers

By Emma Sanders

Stuart McCall has claimed the gap is so big between Celtic and Rangers that Mark Warburton will need to bring in Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to stop them collecting even more titles.

The Ibrox legend admitted the possibility of Celtic picking up 10 successive league titles is a scary thought and he hopes Rangers are preparing to throw money at a whole host of new players.

McCall was part of the Rangers squad that won nine league titles in a row but he fears their Old Firm rivals could set a new precedent.

He claims Warburton needs to splash the cash in the next couple of years in an attempt to catch up with Celtic, who have been unbeatable under Brendan Rodgers.

He believes Celtic are more than capable of clocking up a record-breaking 10 successive league titles as they are not far from taking their tally up to six in a row at the end of the season.

“If Rangers stop Celtic before they get nine or 10 there will have to be huge financial input. I’m hoping they’ve a transfer war chest building and building – so they can go and buy Messi and Ronaldo to stop Celtic,” said McCall in the Daily Record.

“All kidding aside, it’s natural if you are a Rangers man that you should fear Celtic getting there. The gap is alarming.”

According to the Daily Record in May, Ladbrokes slashed the odds on Celtic to win 10-in-a-row under Rodgers to 5/1 and they have so far lived up to the expectations by storming to the top of the Premiership table.

They currently sit 19 points clear after defeating Rangers on three occasions already this season and they are on course to pick up the treble after lifting the Betfred Cup in November.

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