By David Woods

9th Mar, 2018 | 9:36am

Talking nonsense: Celtic legend fires back at Souness Rangers claims ahead of Old Firm derby

Celtic legend Bertie Auld thinks that Graeme Souness was talking nonsense when he claimed that a Rangers win in the Old Firm derby would be good for Scottish football.

Talking in the Sun, Auld, a member of celtic’s Lisbon Lions, thinks that his side are superior and will win at Ibrox.

He also thinks that Souness is just jealous of his side’s success.

“Why would a victory for them give our football a boost?”, Auld said.

“It’s obvious Souness doesn’t like the fact Celtic are dominating the Scottish game at the moment. His nose is probably out of joint.

“I’m sure other teams have benefited from the professional attitude of Celtic and attempted to match them.

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“Now that’s good for our game. We should be applauding the efforts of my old club instead of hoping they are derailed.

“Souness, of course, is entitled to his opinion, but I don’t think we should be too puzzled as to why he would make those comments.

“Remember, he’s a former Rangers player and manager, so we all know which angle he is coming from.”

Football Insider verdict:

It’s not just Celtic legends, fans and pundits that are getting excited about this Old Firm derby. Neutrals across the country and even across England will be tuning into Sky Sports at midday on Sunday to see one of football’s finest rivalries lock horns. There’s a real sense that this will be a fiercely competitive game and that either side could genuinely end up on top. That’s the real win for Scottish football. The actual result doesn’t matter so much. In terms of this season’s Premiership? The result is everything. 

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