Chris Sutton cranks Rangers heat up on Philippe Clement as Celtic hero names the pitfall boss has fallen into

Bullish Chris Sutton reckons that Philippe Clement's dig at Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers shows the Rangers boss has fallen into the "petty" Glasgow squabbles.

The Belgian watched his side cut the gap on their rivals in the Scottish Premiership title race to three points with a 4-1 win over 10-man Kilmarnock - to set up crucial derby day showdown between the Glasgow heavyweights this Saturday. But following the victory over Derek McInnes' side the Light Blues boss took aim at the Celtic gaffer following his comments after their win over Hearts,

Rodgers declared that his side would be "on fire" for the game and that he wanted his side to have fun when they welcome Rangers to Celtic Park. But an irked Clement hit back branding the comments disrespectful to his side as he took on his foe just days before the top of the table blockbuster. Asked if it was a "storm in a teacup" on the 'It's All Kicking Off' podcast, Sutton said: "It is. It's lovely and petty.

"I think Glasgow is getting to Big Phil, as it gets to everybody who plays or works in the city. It's a goldfish bowl. It's tense, but he also made a couple of reasonable points.

"He said they were behind when they came in by seven points and now it's three, but they did have it in their hands. Rangers lost to Ross County and dropped points to Dundee.

"What was remarkably petty is that Philippe Clement said it was disrespectful towards his team and that he would never say that about an opponent - he then went out and did the interview with Sky and said that they were also going to have fun. You couldn't quite make it up. It just adds a bit more spice to a game that doesn't need any more spice."