Rod Stewart provides two reasons why Celtic need Rangers

Celtic are currently playing in the Scottish Premiership, while Rangers are in the Scottish Championship at the moment.

Well-known British rockstar Rod Stewart explained on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Wednesday morning why Celtic need Rangers in the Scottish Premiership next season.

"There is no other game like it in the world, as far as I am concerned," said Celtic fan Stewart. "We need them back for financial reasons, and also for someone to play against. With all due respect to all the other teams in Scotland, we need someone to give us a hard time."

Celtic are playing in the Scottish Premiership at the moment, while Rangers are currently in the Scottish Championship.

The Bhoys are firm favourites to win the Scottish top-flight title this campaign, and the Gers are expected to clinch the Championship crown and gain automatic promotion to the Premiership at the end of the season.

Celtic and Rangers are the two biggest clubs of Scotland, and them playing in the same division next season will certainly be a huge boost to Scottish football.

However, it should not be taken for granted that the Gers will be able to challenge Celtic next season.

If Rangers get promoted, then next season will be all about consolidating their place in the Scottish Premiership rather than challenging for the league title.

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