Celtic hero accuses Rangers accused of having 'inferiority complex' against bitter rivals

Andy Walker has questioned whether Rangers have an 'inferiority complex' against Celtic at this moment in time.

The former Hoops striker pointed to the evidence sheet from this season with Brendan Rodgers' men winning three and drawing one of the four meetings between the pair with a Scottish Cup Final to come next weekend. In those fixtures, he points out the Light Blues have never been in front and instead just enjoyed short bursts of looking decent in each fixture. Fellow pundit and legendary Ibrox skipper Barry Ferguson agrees the major question mark against Philippe Clement's side at the minute is whether they can get past Celtic when the two sides go head to head.

The Glasgow giants were locked in a fight for the title with Rangers coming back at one stage to lead the standings. But a poor run of results combined with Celtic hitting gear at the perfect moment allowed Rodgers and Co to take control once more and after dumping Rangers at Parkhead last weekend to go six points clear with two games left it was just a matter of when. And they delivered a five-star show in front of a large travelling support at Rugby Park against Kilmarnock last night to confirm their place as Scotland's top team once again.

Speaking on Go Radio Walker said: "Now it is all down to the big game in a couple of weeks at Hampden. That is the chance for Rangers to get back. But I would question whether Rangers have an inferiority complex against Celtic just now. They've played four games, lost three and drawn one. They've never been in front, or had something to hold on to.

"They've had a period of 15, 20 maybe 30 minutes that they have looked decent but this is a manager in Philippe Clement who is looking at a Celtic team who I think are improving just at the perfect time of the season. I think the players will be champing at the bit just to get on that pitch at Hampden and go again, and win a double."

Ferguson added: "That is the question mark against this Rangers team at this moment in time. When they come up against Celtic they struggle to get a result. If that is me in the dressing room I would be desperate to try and do something about it.

"They've got a game at the weekend against Hearts. It will be interesting to see how many players are back for the manager. There were 11 missing Tuesday night and out of that maybe three or four are certain starters so that is the question mark labelled against this Rangers team at this moment in time. When they come up against Celtic, can they get past them? "