By Danny Wright

25th Feb, 2018 | 8:37am

Stephen Craigan makes Rangers and Celtic transfer claim, discusses what they need to sign

BT Sport pundit Stephen Craigan has claimed that both Rangers and Celtic need to sign new centre-backs in order to strengthen their defence for big games.
Brendan Rodgers’ rearguard has been widely criticised this season after shoddy performances in domestic and European campaigns by the likes of Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata.
Teenager Kristoffer Ajer has emerged as a mainstay of the backline while January signing Marvin Compper is yet to even make an appearance for the Hoops after his £1million move from RB Leipzig.
Rangers are also struggling at centre-back after Danny Wilson’s surprise exit from Ibrox in January.
David Bates has been criticised for not having the quality to play for the Light Blues but the former Raith defender has been forced into becoming a mainstay at the back due to Graeme Murty’s reluctance to use Pedro Caixinha’s summer signings and reports that Ross McCrorie is out for the season.
Speaking after the Gers’ 2-0 win against Hearts on Saturday, Craigan has claimed that both of the Old Firm rivals are in the same boat when it comes to summer recruitment.
However he adds that Mark Allen should also be looking to beef up his central midfield options.
When asked by a fan where Rangers need improving, Craigan said on his personal Twitter account: “Same as Celtic. Centre half is a position they need more for the bigger games I think. Another creative CM also.”

In other Rangers and Celtic news, Chris Sutton has delivered a brutal putdown to the Gers after Celtic were dumped out of Europe.
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