Celtic

Ex-Rangers ace Bobby Russell wants Celtic to remain in the Europa League for as long as possible as it will give the Gers a greater chance of pipping them to the title this season.
The Hoops have been at the top of the Scottish Premier League for most of the current campaign and with a nine point advantage on their fierce Glaswegian rivals, it looks as though it is just a matter of time before they become champions once more.
However, there have been murmurings that Graeme Murty’s side are not quite out of the title race, and even their own winger Danie Candeias admitted in a Portuguese magazine that the Gers are still in with a chance.
And it looks as though Russell agrees with the midfielder provided that the Hoops remain in Europe.
As quoted in The Herald the former Gers star said: “The longer Celtic stay in Europe, the better it is for Rangers.
“They are only human, and their available squad isn’t that big now with the injuries they have.
“When you are playing these kinds of games like the one against Zenit, players are going to be physically and mentally tired. You have to peak for these games, and I know how difficult it can be.
“It happened to us in 78/79. We were en-route to back-to-back Trebles and had a great run in Europe, but it all caught up with us and we ended up getting injuries to key players.”
Rangers have a mouth-watering clash coming up with the Hoops in the league in March and as long as both teams take maximum points from their opponents in the run up to the battle, a win for the Gers would see the gap between the top two close to just six points.
Murty’s side have Hearts this weekend at Ibrox and will want to see an end to the poor results his side have endured at home this season.
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