By Amir Mir

Scott Brown has brutally mocked Rangers by stating their Old Firm rivals didn’t have the “legs” or the “quality” to beat Celtic at the weekend.

The 31-year-old midfielder played the full match as his team beat the Gers 2-0 in a Scottish Cup semi-final clash on Sunday afternoon.

It was the fourth time during this campaign that Brendan Rodgers has guided his side to a win over their bitter rivals.

During the showdown at Parkhead, Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair scored on either side of the break to help their side book a place in the final where they will play Aberdeen.

After the match, Brown had this stern message for Rangers as he didn’t hold back in his criticism of the struggling Glasgow club.

“It was a really professional performance from start to finish,” said Brown, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“We knew if we’d turn up we’d win the game – and we did that. We knew they were going to sit deep and couldn’t press us, they don’t have the legs that we’ve got or the quality.

“We knew if we turned up, then we’re the best team in Scotland and we showed that again today.”

Both Rangers and Celtic have played each other on five occasions this season, with the latter winning two league games and two cup matches.

The Bhoys’ biggest win against their neighbours came in September when they inflicted a 5-1 defeat on the Bears.

Now, they are set to clash once again, this time in a Scottish Premiership showdown next Saturday at Ibrox.

Rodgers side have already clinched the Scottish Premiership title as they will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run for the season.

Pedro Caixinha will take heart from his side’s last league performance against the Scottish Champions when Clint Hill scored a late equaliser in March at Parkhead.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has mocked Rangers senior man on Twitter after Old Firm defeat.

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