Mark Warburton asked how many Celtic players would get into Rangers' team, responds

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Celtic and Rangers are due to meet in the Scottish Cup in April.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has reacted angrily in the Glasgow Evening Times to Chris Sutton’s claims that his side were not good enough to trouble Celtic.

Sutton said that Warburton would take the majority of Celtic’s players at Ibrox, and suggested that the Bhoys should triumph over their rivals in the upcoming Scottish Cup tie.

However, Warburton refutes those claims and he has launched a defence of the squad he has assembled for the Light Blues.

“I have no idea [how many Rangers players would get in the Celtic team],” Warburton said.

“I’m never going to talk about Celtic, Aberdeen, Hibs or whoever. It’s about us.

“The boys have done great so far. So to turn around and say they couldn’t get into another team is all supposition.

“It’s an opinion, which football is all about, and they are entitled to it. But I would clearly disagree with that.

“I’ve never met Chris. He is a pundit, so he is paid to give an opinion. When you make such statements, you hope you are right.

“Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I disagree with it.”

Rangers and Celtic are due to meet in April, as they both look to book their place in the Scottish Cup final.

The match is set to be huge for both clubs, as Rangers will want to show how far they have progressed, while Celtic will be desperate to avoid an upset.

Celtic comfortably beat Rangers when the two sides met in cup competition last season, but Warburton has transformed the Light Blues this time around.

Rangers are comfortably clear at the top of the Scottish Championship, and all the pressure is on Celtic.

The Bhoys have not played to their potential, and a defeat in the old firm clash could spell the end for Ronny Deila.

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