Ian Black comments on Premiership race, opens up on his Rangers hopes

Celtic are facing competition from Aberdeen for the Scottish Premiership, while Rangers are flying high in the Scottish Championship.

Former Rangers midfielder Ian Black has told The Scottish Sun that he is pleased to see Aberdeen challenging Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Celtic have won the league title in the Scottish top flight for the past four seasons and are favourites to make it five in a row this term.

However, the Bhoys are facing a stiff competition this campaign, with Aberdeen currently at the top of the league table.

Derek McInnes’s side have picked up 24 points from nine Premiership games so far this season, four more than Celtic, who are second in the standings at the moment.

Black, who left Rangers in the summer transfer window and joined English League One outfit Shrewsbury Town, is pleased to see The Dons challenge Ronny Deila’s side for the league title.

The former Heart of Midlothian midfielder has also said that he hopes to see Rangers back in the Scottish top flight soon and win trophies in the coming years.

“Rangers’ demotion ruined Scottish football for a couple of years, and that is why our game is terrible now because of the effect that had,” Black told The Scottish Sun. “That is why it would be great for our game if Aberdeen could win the league this season.

“The hype about Aberdeen is great and I am loving it. I just hope they can kick on and win something.

“I also hope Rangers keep going in the right direction and get to the top again. I want to see them winning major trophies again because it is a great club.”

Strong start

Rangers have been in superb form in the Scottish Championship so far this season and are on course to winning the league title.

Mark Warburton’s side are at the top of the league table at the moment with 24 points from eight matches, nine points ahead of second-place Falkirk, who have a game in hand.

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