Chris Sutton says Rangers was a key reason behind Celtic move

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Chris Sutton says that the prospect of featuring against Rangers played a key role in him joining Celtic from Chelsea back in 2000.

Chris Sutton has revealed in The Daily Record that one of the main reasons why he joined Celtic back in 2000 was due to the prospect of playing against Rangers.

Sutton moved to Scottish giants Celtic from English outfit Chelsea in the summer of 2000.

The former England international went on to establish himself as one of the best strikers in the Bhoys’ history and is a club legend.

The 42-year-old has revealed that the prospect of playing against Rangers was an important factor in him making the move to Celtic all those years ago.

“I’m not going to try to kid anyone on,” the Englishman has written in The Daily Record. “The lure of playing in the Rangers games as a Celtic player was a massive incentive for me moving to Parkhead. Not just the games themselves, but the competition of going hammer-and-tongs for the title each year.

"Glasgow was buzzing at the time and being part of the whole thing was superb, especially given Celtic had the upper hand for long spells during my time there. Standards of football were high and so were interest levels, and that was outside of the borders, too.”

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

The Bhoys are at the top of the league table with 42 points from 18 matches, a point clear of second-place Aberdeen with a game in hand.

Rangers are at the top of the table in the Scottish Championship, but only on goal difference.

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