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Rangers legend Hugh Burns comments on Leigh Griffiths

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goal

Ibrox side Rangers are so flush with talent that only one Celtic player would make the grade - Leigh Griffiths, says the father of Burns.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

Quoted by Inside Futbol, Rangers legend Hugh Burns claims that his father said only one Celtic player would get into the Gers side - Leigh Griffiths.

Rangers are set to renew their top-flight rivalry with Celtic after spending the last four years slugging it out in the lower divisions, with Mark Warburton's troops coasting to Scottish Premiership promotion from the Championship this past season.

Indeed, Warburton seems to have built himself quite an impressive squad at Ibrox, having only had the job for a year, but he has already improved it this summer with the signings of Jordan Rossiter and Joey Barton.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

That being said, Celtic have perhaps the best player in Scotland at the moment, with 25-year-old Griffiths - who reached the 40-goal mark for the Bhoys this past season - winning every single individual award for his goal-laden 2015-16 campaign.

But Griffiths alone was not enough to see Celtic past Rangers in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup in April, with Warburton's side earning a 2-2 draw after two hours of football, before winning on penalties, and Burns has revealed that his father believes only Griffiths good enough to start for Rangers.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goal

He's quoted as saying by Inside Futbol: “You look at the Old Firm right now and I asked my old dad before the Old Firm game 'who would you take out of the Celtic team and put in the Rangers team?'.

 “My dad sat and was thinking is there anybody actually good enough to come and play in the Rangers team right now.

“And he mentioned Leigh Griffiths as the only player he would take, as a goalscorer.”

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Martyn Waghorn scored over 25 goals for Rangers this past season, despite an injury which saw him miss a few months, and it is intriguing to see how he does in the top flight next season.

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