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Ted McMinn outlines difference between Celtic and Rangers

Celtic fans in the stadium await the arrival of New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conference

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are 11 points behind Premiership leaders and Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Ted McMinn has told The Glasgow Evening Times that a prolific striker is holding Rangers back from competing with Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Celtic are 11 points clear of second-placed Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and, with two games in hand, it seems like the title is heading to Parkhead for a sixth successive season.


Moussa Dembele, signed for £500,000, has been a revelation for the Hoops this season and has netted 17 goals in all competitions. In total, Brendan Rodgers's side have netted 44 Premiership goals - 21 more than the Gers.

Celtic fans as New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented after the press conference

Rangers boss Mark Warburton brought in two strikers during the summer, but Joe Dodoo and Joe Garner have only netted five league goals between them, whereas Martyn Waghorn has only scored once in the Premiership so far.

The lack of firepower has undoubtedly hindered Warburton side and McMinn, who spent three years at Ibrox in the 1980s, believes that it's the "big difference" between both Old Firm giants.

He said: “If you look at Celtic, they are scoring three, four, five goals in almost every game they play and they have got a lot more options than Rangers.

“They are getting goals from all over the park as well. Rangers don’t have an Ally McCoist at the moment that you can rely on for goals.

Rangers fans display a banner

“You look at the squad and you don’t see someone that will get you 25, 30 goals for the season. No matter what league you are in, if you have someone with that return then you will always have a chance of being successful.

“Celtic have got players like that and that is the big difference right now. Rangers have got players that can chip in, but there is nobody that will get you 30 a season."

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