Aberdeen's Shay Logan explains what he learned about Rangers from ex-teammate Weiss

Aberdeen and Rangers are to renew their rivalry next season.

Aberdeen defender Shay Logan says he has been informed about the club’s rivalry with Rangers from his former Manchester City teammate Vladimir Weiss, the Daily Record report.

The Gers sealed their return to the top-flight after winning the Championship with four games spare.

Many have already begun to discuss the possibility of Rangers challenging Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season, yet one fixture which has been overlooked is the encounter with Aberdeen.

The Dons have challenged Celtic for the title in the Ibrox club’s absence, and defender Shay Logan says he was unaware of the Aberdeen-Rangers rivalry until speaking to former Gers player Vladimir Weiss.

“People will want to watch it more because of the rivalry between Aberdeen and Rangers, as well as Rangers and Celtic,” Logan explained to the Daily Record.

“My friend, Vladimir Weiss, played for Rangers and I spoke with him a few times when he was up here. I didn’t know the rivalry between Aberdeen and Rangers is probably worse than it is with Aberdeen and Celtic.”

“I’m sure it will be good to play in that and there will be some abuse thrown about because Scottish fans are more passionate. There is something about the supporters up here that you don’t get in England.”

The Scottish Premiership is looking as intriguing as it has done in years with the return of Rangers, the possibility of Hibernian joining them and the likes of Aberdeen and Hearts improving.

While the Old Firm duo are undoubtedly the biggest clubs in Scotland, the gap between themselves and the challengers doesn’t appear as big as before and that only makes for a stronger league.

The return of Rangers will certainly benefit the top-flight clubs in terms of revenue and appeal.

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