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Don Hutchison has said on Twitter that he hopes that Steven Gerrard’s Rangers beat Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title this season.

The former Liverpool and Scotland international midfielder made the comment when asked if he thinks that Rangers will win the title this season.

Hutchison did not play for a Scottish club professionally, but he was reportedly on the radar of Celtic and Rangers back in 2001.

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The Guardian reported on August 23, 2001 that then Celtic manager Martin O’Neill wanted to sign Hutchison from Sunderland despite interest from Rangers.

The Scotsman was then 30 years of age and eventually went back to West Ham United.

HITC Sport covered Hutchison saying in September 2016 that he nearly joined Rangers after leaving Sunderland back in 2001, and he now hopes that the Gers win the league title this season.

Title race

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 38 points from 14 matches.

The Gers are as many as eight points ahead of second-placed and defending champions Celtic, who have played 13 games.

Celtic are aiming to make it 10 league titles in a row this season, but Rangers have emerged as fierce challengers.

Coventry’s Don Hutchison warms up (Reuters)

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