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David Provan has claimed in The Scottish Sun that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will not care if his players do not get a guard of honour against Celtic at Celtic Park.

Rangers won the Scottish Premiership title last weekend, ending Celtic’s hopes of clinching the championship for the 10th year in a row.

The Gers have been the best team in Scotland this season and, remarkably, are still unbeaten in the league.

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Rangers will take on bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic at Celtic Park next weekend, and there has been a debate going on whether or not the Hoops should give the Gers a guard of honour.

As reported by The Scottish Sun in February 2021, Rangers chose not to give Celtic a guard of honour when the teams met at Ibrox in May 2019.

Celtic legend Provan has suggested that the Bhoys should not give Rangers a guard of honour, adding that Gerrard will not care about it.

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Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun: “Rangers never won the league during my time at Celtic, but if they had you wouldn’t have found me in a guard of honour for them.

“And you can bet Steven Gerrard won’t give a toss if John Kennedy orders his players to blank that nonsense next Sunday.

“Gers fans claiming it’s a tradition might be right, but so was taking a lump of coal into your neighbours’ house at New Year. Clapping opposition on to the pitch puts you one down before a ball is kicked.”

Winning is what matters

Rangers will want to keep on winning in the Scottish Premiership and end the season without losing a single game.

One suspects that for Gerrard, winning at Celtic Park against bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic is what will matter, not getting a guard of honour.

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