Jordan Rossiter responds to Scott Brown comments

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter in action against Bordeaux's Nicolas Maurice Belay

Scott Brown recently claimed that Aberdeen, and not Glasgow Rangers, are Celtic’s main challengers for the Scottish Premiership title.

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter (R) in action with Chelsea's Andreas ChristensenJordan Rossiter (R) in action with Andreas Christensen

Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter has told The Glasgow Evening Times that he and his teammates did not take any notice of the recent comments made by Celtic midfielder Scott Brown.

Brown recently claimed, as quoted by The Daily Record, that Aberdeen are the biggest threat to Celtic’s Scottish Premiership title defence, not Old Firm rivals Rangers.

The Scotland international midfielder’s comments were quite interesting, and not many Scottish football followers would have agreed with him.

Rangers midfielder Rossiter, who joined the Gers in the summer transfer window after leaving Liverpool at the end of last season, has claimed that he and his teammates did not take any notice of the 31-year-old’s comments.

Celtic's Scott BrownCeltic's Scott Brown

“None of the lads really take much notice of that to be honest,” the 19-year-old told The Glasgow Evening Times. “We’re not worried that he hasn’t mentioned us as contenders.

“We’re quietly confident - it’s football and nothing is beyond us. We’re going into the season strong and full of confidence which we have to be on the back of a promotion.

“All the lads are looking forward to the challenge and we’re confident we can have a good season together.”

Celtic's Scott Brown speaks to referee Bobby MaddenCeltic's Scott Brown speaks to referee Bobby Madden

Rangers kicked off their 2016-17 Scottish Premiership campaign with a 1-1 draw with Hamilton Academical at Ibrox last weekend.

Mark Warburton’s side bounced back with a 5-0 victory over Peterhead at home in the second round of the Scottish League Cup on Tuesday evening.

The Glasgow giants got the better of Dundee 2-1 away from home at Dens Park in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.

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