Rangers' Lee Wallace
With only a week to go before the Scottish Premiership campaign gets underway, Celtic skipper Brown has aimed a barb at Old Firm rivals Rangers by labelling Aberdeen as the main title rivals.
The Hoops have won five consecutive league titles, with the Dons improving with each season and for long spells last term keeping pace with the Glasgow side at the top of the table.
Now that Rangers are back in the top-flight after a four year absence, many predict Mark Warburton’s men will fight Celtic for the title and could even topple them though Brown disagrees.
Responding to his comments, Wallace has no qualms with the Hoops captain making such predictions and assures reporters that his side are ready for the challenge and prepared for what’s to come.
“I think that’s fine. This is the scenario that we are going to be faced with. We’re going to get that now we are back in the top-flight. We are ready for the challenge. As I said, we are going to make sure we are highly competititve, be the best prepared and the best we can be every single match and see where it takes us,” Wallace told Sky Sports.
While Aberdeen and Hearts will feel they are capable of challenging for the title, realistically Rangers are Celtic’s biggest threat and Brown’s comments will no doubt help spur the Gers on.
The Ibrox side have made a number of additions this summer and have enjoyed a successful pre-season campaign, winning all four League Cup matches without conceding a goal.