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23rd Sep, 2017 | 11:30am

Wilson makes claim about Rangers squad ahead of Old Firm clash v Celtic

By Abigail Withey

Former Celtic right-back Mark Wilson has revealed that he doesn’t think any of the Rangers squad would be strong enough to make the Celtic team.

The Glasgow rivals face each other for the first Old Firm showdown on Saturday at the Ibrox Stadium.

The Hoops remain unbeaten in all domestic competitions so far this season and Wilson believes that there are only two Light Blues players who could potentially make the squad, but not the team.

“In all honesty, I don’t think there’s a single Rangers player who would get in the Celtic team,” the former Hoops defender explained, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“I can’t think of a weakness in the Celtic team. There isn’t really one.

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“The only Rangers players who might even get close, for me, are Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack. They wouldn’t make the team but they might make the squad and I like them both as players.

“But talk of putting them in ahead of Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong and Olivier Ntcham? Not at this stage, no.”

Rangers have had a mixed bag of results in the Premiership so far and currently sit in third position in the standings after securing three wins and two draws which puts them five points behind their rivals Celtic.

Pedro Caixinha’s side recently secured a 3-1 win over Partick Thistle in the Scottish League Cup quarter final which means the Light Blues will face Motherwell at the end of October in the semi-final.

Upcoming opponents Celtic are also through to the next stage of the competition as they face Hibernian, which means the rivals could meet again in the final at the end of November.

In other Rangers news, the BBC has reported that this senior duo is in line to return against the Hoops.

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