McCoist: These were the only two Rangers players to turn up against Celtic
By Harry Sykes
Ally McCoist has claimed that Clint Hill and Kenny Miller were the only two Rangers players who turned up in the 5-1 demolition by Celtic.
Former Rangers manager McCoist returned to Ibrox for only the second time since he held the dugout reins for Saturday’s clash.
The ex-striker was disappointed with what he saw from a Rangers team who were comprehensively outclassed by their Glasgow rivals.
It was the fifth victory for Celtic in six Old Firm matches this season as further evidence was provided of the immense gulf between the Scottish champions and the third-placed side from the other side of the city.
McCoist named centre-back Hill, 38, and striker Miller, 37, who scored a late consolation for the home side, as the only two players who impressed him.
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“Looking at Rangers performance, I think Kenny Miller put himself about, Clint Hill was strong. At least two Rangers players turned up,” McCoist told Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the match.
“The gulf and the difference in ability between the two sides is frightening to watch.”
The hammering at Ibrox comes just six days after the Glasgow rivals played the Scottish Cup semi-final, which was comfortably won 2-0 by Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Celtic have already retained the title and have now destroyed third-placed Rangers’ hopes of overhauling Aberdeen in the race to finish second.
The Hoops have now accumulated a remarkable 94 points from 34 league matches, 36 more than Rangers, who are also nine adrift of second-placed Aberdeen.
In other Rangers transfer news, Caixinha has made emphatic decisions on four players ahead of the summer window.