John Collins explains why Celtic need Rangers in Scottish Premiership

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

Celtic assistant manager John Collins has explained to The Daily Mail why the club need Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

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

“Of course we would,” Collins told The Daily Mail when asked if Celtic would receive greater credit for winning the Premiership title next season should Rangers earn promotion from the Championship.

“It would change everything. I think Rangers in the league brings more spice and more interest. Anyone who says otherwise, I don’t think is in the real world.

“If and when they do get back, then it’s a totally different ball game — every week’s exciting, we’re looking for each other’s results, everyone’s talking about both of us and everyone is full of energy when Rangers are there.”

Celtic and Rangers are the two biggest clubs in Scotland, and the Scottish Premiership needs both of them.

The Bhoys have won the league title in Scotland for the past four seasons and are set to make it five in a row this time around.

Meanwhile, Rangers are at the top of the league table in the Scottish Championship and are favourites to get automatic promotion to the Premiership at the end of the season.

If Rangers get promoted and make some good signings in the summer transfer window, then they will be in a position to at least challenge Celtic.

At the moment, the Scottish Premiership title is a one-horse race. With Rangers back up, there will be some competition for the Hoops.

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