John Brown explains why he is glad Rangers didn’t draw Celtic

Will Rangers and Celtic face each other in the final of the Scottish League Cup this season?

John Brown has explained to The Scottish Sun why he is happy that Rangers will not face Celtic in the third round of the Scottish League Cup this season.

Scottish Championship outfit Rangers will take on St Johnstone, while Scottish Premiership champions Celtic will face Raith Rovers for a place in the fourth round of the prestigious competition.

Many Scottish football fans will have wanted Rangers and Celtic to face each other in the third round of the Scottish League Cup.

The Old Firm derby is one of the biggest games in the world, and a clash between the Gers and the Hoops would have been massive.

Rangers legend Brown, though, is happy that the two biggest clubs of Scotland are not facing other in the Scottish League Cup so early in the competition.

“I was glad they didn’t draw Celtic because it’s allowing the players to get to know each other,” Brown told The Scottish Sun.

“If Rangers can get through against St Johnstone then whether it was a semi-final or a final, they’d have another 10-12 games under their belt. By then they would be better for that challenge because Celtic are the benchmark.”

Celtic are second in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 13 points from five matches, just two points behind leaders Hearts.

Meanwhile, Rangers currently find themselves at the top of the Scottish Championship standings with nine points from three games.

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