Chris Sutton claims Rangers need Martyn Waghorn fully fit to beat Celtic

Rangers star Martyn Waghorn will be hoping to be back from injury in time to face Celtic.

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has told BBC Sport that he thinks Rangers need striker Martyn Waghorn fit to stand any chance of beating the Bhoys.

After Rangers hammered Dundee 4-0 and Celtic beat Morton 3-0, the two Glasgow giants were drawn against each other in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Celtic beat Rangers 2-0 in the Scottish League Cup just over a year ago, but this match promises to be a much sterner test for Ronny Deila's side.

Mark Warburton has built a title-winning side at Rangers, as they currently sit 12 points clear of Falkirk at the top of the Scottish Championship, and have seen some superb performances from a number of players.

Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has been improving by the week, James Tavernier has been prolific for a full back, midfielder Jason Holt is the heartbeat of the Rangers midfielder having signed from Hearts last summer, whilst winger Barrie McKay is finally starting to realise his potential.

Arguably Rangers' biggest performer of the season though is striker Martyn Waghorn, who has hit 28 goals for the Gers since signing from Wigan last summer.

Unfortunately for Rangers and Waghorn, he is currently out of action with a knee injury, and will face a race against time to be fit for the huge Old Firm derby next month.

Now, former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has told BBC that Rangers need Waghorn fit to stand any chance of beating Celtic, who he considers to be much stronger than the Gers.

"They need a fit Martyn Waghorn if they are to test Celtic," added Sutton. "They'll feel buoyed after beating Dundee, but I still think Celtic are stronger. But they'll need to perform," he added

Do you think Waghorn will be fit to face Celtic?

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