Ex-Rangers defender Sergio Porrini believes that the gap between the Light Blues and Celtic has closed and that next season it’s going to a closer affair.
The Italian was at Ibrox for the first time in 17 years as he came to watch his old side in the weekend’s Old Firm derby and stated that with the addition of three of four new players in the summer, they ought to be up there competing alongside the Hoops.
As quoted in The Scottish Sun, the 49-year-old said: “I must admit I thought the gap was bigger between the two teams.
“I think the match on Sunday showed Rangers are very close now. They have closed that gap on Celtic.
“I think they just need maybe three or four more players with good skill and ability to really allow them to stay at the same level as Celtic.
“If they can do that then next season they can be even closer. With the way the match went at Ibrox, Rangers could quite easily have won. They had the chances to go 3-2 up.
“They missed a great chance, so I think next year it will be much closer.”
Football Insider verdict:
While Celtic may be of the opinion that they are the number one team in Scotland, the chances that Rangers had to get something from the game shouldn’t be forgotten. The Light Blues have come back from the footballing wilderness to where they are now and Porrini is right – if Graeme Murty can add a few more to the fold, they will be even closer next season. Rangers also need to address their issues at home, where most of their defeats this season have come. If Ibrox can become a fortress, then that will give them a further advantage in a prospective title challenge.
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