Ray Wilkins: Celtic ace didn't break sweat against Rangers on Sunday
By Harvey Byrne
Former Rangers man Ray Wilkins has claimed that Celtic stalwart Scott Brown wasn’t even forced into a sweat in Sunday’s cup semi-final clash between the two Scottish giants.
The Glasgow rivals met each other for the fifth time this campaign as they faced each other in the Scottish Cup semi-final stage at Hampden Park.
The match resulted in more misery for the Gers as they fell to a 2-0 defeat with goals from Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair on either side of half time sending Celtic through to the final.
The Hoops have been able to establish their dominance over the rest of Scotland following Rangers’ demotion in 2012 and in the league there is currently a massive 33 points between the two sides.
They are also set to meet each other for the final time in the current campaign at Ibrox this weekend and this time Wilkins has urged the Gers to get into the faces of their rivals after Brown breezed through the match on Sunday.
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“Well first and foremost, I felt at the weekend that the Rangers players just allowed Celtic far too much comfort with the ball,” told Wilkins speaking on Tuesday morning’s Premier League Daily show on Sky Sports News.
“Being a side that isn’t quite up to the standard of Celtic they have to get into the faces of the Celtic players and make a few challenges.
“They did make a couple of challenges that were a bit bang out of order early on, especially one on Patrick Roberts, but the gulf between the footballing sides, the way that they play their football was huge.
“Scott Brown in the middle of the field just run the game, didn’t break sweat.”
Celtic have managed to strike 11 goals past Rangers in their five clashes this season, while the Gers have scored just three times themselves.
They will be looking to put their previous woes behind them this weekend as they are still aiming for a second placed finish with five games left, but the Hoops are also looking to complete the season unbeaten.
In other Celtic news, Hoops star Moussa Dembele is set to discover the extent of his hamstring injury on Tuesday.