David Weir says Rangers have a long way to go ahead of Celtic clash

Rangers and Celtic go head-to-head in the Scottish Cup this weekend.

Former Rangers skipper David Weir has been speaking to Sky Sports about the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic.

Weir played 162 times for Rangers before calling time on his career, but he is now back at the club and he has been speaking about the conversation he had with manager Mark Warburton prior to the pair’s move to Ibrox in a management capacity.

“I tried to be as honest as I could in respect of what I knew about the club and where it was and where potentially it could get to,” he told Sky Sports. “We’re a long way from that but hopefully it’s going in the right direction.”

Rangers recently secured promotion back to the Scottish Premiership and they will be eagerly anticipating the prospect of facing Celtic on a regular basis.

However the Scottish Cup draw means Rangers do not have to wait until next season to see how they match up to Ronny Deila’s current Bhoys side.

That said, while some fans are expecting Rangers to challenge their fierce rivals for the title as early as next season, Weir clearly feels his side still have a long way to go before they reach their peak.

There is no doubt Rangers are heading in the right direction and a win on Sunday would be another glorious footnote in their history.

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