Lustig names two sides Rangers need to overcome to seriously challenge Celtic

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Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has suggested two clubs who are currently greater threats to his team than Rangers.

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has told the Scottish Herald he feels Dundee United and Aberdeen are greater threats to the side than Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Celtic were comfortable winners against Rangers in the League Cup last weekend and the Bhoys defender has suggested his club’s greatest enemies have a long way to go before they can be considered dangerous.

“Rangers should be in the Premiership because they still have some decent players,” said Lustig.

“But I think, right now, Aberdeen and Dundee United are better teams.”

Rangers are chasing Hearts in the Scottish Championship, who lead the division by 16 points ahead of Rangers who have two games in hand.

Aberdeen are the closest challengers to Celtic in the Scottish Premier League, while Dundee United are three points behind them in fourth place.

Ranger’s problems away from the field have led to their decline and need to progress up through the football league to get back into the SPL.

It’s a feat they will be well geared for when it happens considering the size of the club but Lustig’s comment is a fair representation of the current status surrounding both clubs.

Rangers still have time left this season to close the gap on Hearts and to achieve their dream of getting back into the SPL and reigniting their long running rivalry against the Bhoys.

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