Arthur Numan warns Rangers against Scott Brown

Scott Brown (R) of Celtic with team mates Leith Griffiths and Callum McGregor at the end of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on...

Pedro Caixinha’s Glasgow Rangers will take on Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership this weekend.

Celtic Captain Scott Brown receives applause from the Celtic fans as he walks from the pitch after being substituted late in the second half during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match...

Arthur Numan has told The Glasgow Evening Times that the Rangers players should be careful of Celtic midfielder Scott Brown during this weekend’s Old Firm derby.

Rangers will take on Old Firm rivals Celtic at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership game on Saturday afternoon.

Scotland international midfielder Brown is likely to start the match for the Bhoys, who are favourites for the game.

The 32-year-old has been on the books of the Hoops since 2007 and knows what to expect from a Old Firm game.

Scott Brown Celtic Captain shakes the hand of Manager Brendan Rodgers at the end of the match during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Third Round,First Leg match between Celtic and...

The former Hibernian star will be an important player for Celtic, and ex-Rangers full-back Numan has warned Pedro Caixinha’s side about him.

Numan has also said that it will take Rangers a while to compete with Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title.

Brendan Rodgers’s side won the league title last season, as well as the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Celtic progressed to the group stage of the Champions League last season as well, just as they have this campaign.

(L-R) Celtic's Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths celebrate winning the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“Celtic have Scott Brown in midfield and he’s an experienced player who knows exactly what to do against Rangers so it’s important for the Rangers players to keep calm and stay focused,” Numan told The Glasgow Evening Times.

“They must not take the bait and get involved, especially the Latin American players who tend to have that passion.”

"I hope that within two to three years we can compete with Celtic again, but I still have my doubts about that,” Numan told BBC Sport.

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