Celtic midfielder and captain Scott Brown has twisted the knife in the back of fierce rivals Rangers by launching a veiled swipe at the controversies going on in the Ibrox changing room.

The Hoops will go head-to-head against their near neighbours in what could be a title winning derby day at Parkhead, with Brown and his side needing just three points to clinch the Scottish Premiership title.

The match will be played just two weeks after the sides met at Hampden Park for their semi final clash in the Scottish Cup, a match in which the Bhoys dominated on the way to a 4-0 thrashing for the Gers.

However the on-field frustrations found their way back into the dressing room and a bust-up between manager Graeme Murty and senior stars Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace left the two first teamers suspended by the club.

Ahead of Sunday’s game, Brown has chosen to ramp up tensions with a not-so-subtle dig at the Light Blues, insisting that the camaraderie behind closed doors at Celtic is key to their success.

He told BT Sport, as quoted by the Scottish Sun: “Everyone is together, nothing gets out whatsoever.

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“What happens in this changing room stays in the changing room. For us it is our togetherness.

“How tight we are in that dressing room, how tight we are on the park, how tight we are off the park.

“I think that’s the difference between us and everyone else.”

Football Insider verdict

Brown might be slated by Rangers fans for his seeming lack of intelligence but he knows exactly what he is doing with his comments here. He does not even need to mention the Light Blues to get his point across and that will no doubt goad a response from Graeme Murty and his men. The Hoops were notably quiet before their semi final win, with all the noise coming from Ibrox, but it looks as though the tables have turned and now it is the Bhoys star speaking out. Will it provide Rangers the necessary ammunition to lift their display from two weeks ago? Only time will tell.

In other Celtic news, a summer target has spoken about wanting to go to the next level.

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