Rangers legend Willie Henderson believes Celtic’s success in Scottish football over the last five years is simply part of a cycle – but insists his old club need to be in better shape to capitalise when it comes to an end.
Henderson also claimed the Rangers support will “never” walk away from the club – regardless of Celtic’s domestic success.
The Light Blues haven’t won a major trophy in almost seven years leading chairman Dave King to suggest support could dwindle if they can’t mount a serious challenge to their Old Firm rivals sooner rather than later.
Despite their lack of major trophies – and Celtic’s dominance domestically – Henderson has hit out at King for not understanding the way that the Gers supporters feel, as well as making an admission about the Bhoys.
“He probably doesn’t know the fans then does he? I don’t think that will happen,” Henderson said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Rangers supporters will never let their club down. They’ve been through a tough time for the last few years and I hope it eventually gets better but the fans will always be here.
“I’d like to think it’s a cyclical thing. Celtic are flying just now so time will tell. But we need to get something sorted.”
Henderson made 478 appearances for the Gers over his career but missed out on the 1972 European Cup Winners’ Cup final after falling out with manager Willie Waddell and being shipped off to sign for Durban United.
Henderson still considers it one of the biggest regrets of his career.
The 29-times capped Scotland winger won two Scottish titles, four Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups in 12 years at Ibrox.
After leaving Rangers Henderson would go on to play for Durban United, Sheffield Wednesday, Miami Toros, Honk Kong Rangers, Caroline Hill, Brisbane Lions and Airdrieonians.