McCoist highlights Celtic's big strength compared to Rangers

By John McGinley

February 3, 2020

After another victory for Neil Lennon’s Celtic on Sunday the Bhoys are now seven points clear of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

That gap is now beginning to worry some Ibrox legends, including former striker, coach and manager Ally McCoist.

He was on punditry duties for BT Sport’s live coverage of our 4-1 win over Hamilton and despite his bias towards the Ibrox outfit, he reckons Celtic are showing they have more strength in depth in the early stages of 2020.

Speaking to the broadcaster (02/02 live match coverage, pre-match 12:10), he said: “I have said it for a while. Celtic have more potential match-winners in their team.

“Rangers are too reliant on Tavernier, Kent and Morelos. Celtic have more of a goal threat whether it is from Griffiths, Edouard or the boys round about them.

“I watched Rangers huff and puff against Aberdeen. I looked at Rangers bench and was asking if anyone could come on change the game? And the answer was I don’t really think so.”

Clearly the Ibrox favourite feels that Lennon and his team are in better shape moving forward into the rest of the season, which coming from a die-hard Rangers man says quite a lot.

Celtic in action against Rangers / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Although we didn’t have a spectacular January transfer window it can’t be denied that we have the best squad in the country and apparently the best mentality too.

There were serious question marks about the team after a December defeat to Rangers but we’ve bounced back incredibly well with a 100% record since the winter break.

Steven Gerrard’s outfit meanwhile appears to be stumbling along not quite able to cope with the pressure that the title race demands.

There’s a very long way to go of course and the team must keep working towards our ambitions this season but right now the momentum is very much with us on the pitch and in the media amongst pundits like McCoist.