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Rangers legend Walter Smith has told The Football Show, which was broadcast on Sky Sports, has suggested that his former side cannot complain too much about Celtic winning the league.

The Scottish Premiership was called off ahead of time, with Celtic being awarded the title earlier this month.

Some Rangers supporters were frustrated with the verdict, as it was still mathematically possible for Steven Gerrard’s side to catch their Glasgow rivals.

But Smith simply hopes that Rangers now use the decision as motivation for next term.

“That will spur them on. I don’t think there’s any doubt for Rangers they have had a lot of years now where Celtic have been uppermost in the league,” he said.

“They have managed to win nine championships in a row. “We’re in strange times, all the smaller countries are looking to finish their leagues and do the same thing as we have done in Scotland.

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“Whether we like it or not we are just going to have to get on with it.”

Rangers have now seen Celtic lift the last nine Scottish Premiership titles in a row.

The pressure will be great pressure on the Ibrox side to stop their rivals from making it 10 next season.

Rangers had actually been ahead of Celtic for some of the current campaign, but their form dipped badly after the winter break.

Neil Lennon’s side ended the campaign 13 points clear of the Light Blues, and turning that sort of deficit around next year will require some serious improvement.

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