Rangers legend offers his thoughts on Celtic’s current situation

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Rangers legend John Brown does not seem to be impressed with Celtic’s recent performances.

John Brown has suggested to The Glasgow Evening Times that he wanted his former club Rangers to face Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

Celtic will take on Greenock Morton at Celtic Park in the quarter-finals of the prestigious cup competition.

If Rangers win their fifth-round replay against Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock, then they will face either Dumbarton or Dundee for a place in the semi-finals.

Brown, who played for the Gers in the 1980s and 1990s and is a club legend, has explained why he wanted Rangers to be drawn against Glasgow rivals Celtic.

“I was at the East Kilbride-Celtic game and I know it’s hard for Celtic because it’s a no-win for them and people were expecting double figures, but I just felt they were lacking something,” Brown told The Glasgow Evening Times.

“I don’t know if it’s just on the back of the two defeats and pressure building up on the manager, which does build, and if there was a time you wanted to get Celtic it would probably be now.

“It’s a totally different Rangers squad to last season. I would take the best team in Scotland at the moment to test the manager and the squad, to say ‘this is what we really need’ or ‘that group of players can take us on if we get into the Premiership’.”

Celtic have the strongest squad in entire Scotland, but Ronny Deila’s side have looked shaky recently.

The Hoops lost 3-1 to Ross County in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup last month, before suffering a 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen away from home in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic returned to winning ways at the weekend, but their performance in the 2-0 victory over East Kilbride in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup left much to be desired.

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