Celtic captain Scott Brown told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s not bothered about Rangers potentially getting promoted.
Rangers back in the Scottish Premiership would mean a rekindling of the Old Firm rivalry between the clubs, but Brown dismissed the chance to get stuck in and have a dig at Rangers, simply brushing off the significance of an Old Firm derby next season.
“Am I bothered about the Old Firm? Not in the slightest. If it comes back it comes back, but if it doesn't then it doesn't,” he said.
Rangers coming back up may not bother Brown too much, but there’s every reason to suggest that it would be positive for the Bhoys.
It would increase the quality in the top flight and give Celtic a rivalry, which they haven’t had since Rangers dropped to the bottom of the Scottish Football League ladder.
It would also increase the interest in the division as well as improving various financial aspects of the top flight.
However, Brown is a very forward thinking and logical captain and someone who will always focus on matters that relate directly to Celtic.
As things stand, Rangers sit inside the top three in the Scottish Championship, three points behind Hibernian and 14 points behind Hearts.
If the Old Firm returns, it won’t do much in the minds of many Celtic fans, to affect the club as they go for the treble next year, which many will feel they should have won this season.