Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson has written in The Daily Record that Celtic will win the Scottish Premiership title this season.
Celtic have won the Scottish top-flight title for the past four seasons, and former Rangers star Ferguson believes that the Bhoys will clinch it yet again.
However, the 37-year-old Scot has praised Aberdeen for the way they are challenging the Hoops at the moment.
Ferguson has also stated that Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is turning the club into Rangers.
“Let’s face it I’m never going to win any popularity contests at Pittodrie,” the former Scotland international wrote in The Daily Record. “So what I’m about to write won’t go down well with my old friends in the north east.
“But, as much as they might not want to hear it, the truth of the matter is this – Derek McInnes isn’t just turning Aberdeen into title contenders he’s turning them into Rangers.
“It takes a certain mentality to create a successful football team and the more I see of Aberdeen these days the more I’m reminded of the lessons I learned as a kid at Ibrox – when Del and the rest of them were making history by winning nine in a row.”
“For the record I still think Celtic will end the season with five in a row,” added Ferguson. “The difference is it’s no longer the certainty it was and that’s because Derek will refuse to settle for second best.”
McInnes has been in charge of Aberdeen since 2013 and has been a success at the Pittodrie Stadium.
The Dons finished second in the Scottish Premiership last season and ended up third in the standings in the 2013-14 season.
Aberdeen are actually at the top of the league table at the moment and appear to be serious about challenging Celtic for the title this campaign.
The Reds have picked up 21 points from seven league games so far this season and are five points clear of second-place Celtic.