Celtic favourite names how many Rangers players would make the Hoops’ squad

Former Celtic midfielder Simon Donnelly, a Hoops favourite who made 169 appearances between 1993-1999, doesn’t believe fierce rivals Rangers have a player good enough to get into Brendan Rodgers’ squad, reports the Daily Record.

Celtic are currently top of the Scottish Premiership with 75 points from 33 games, 13 clear of Rangers in second place, and look set to win their seventh consecutive title with aplomb. The race for the league crown looks done and dusted and should be a formality soon enough.

The Bhoys won the treble in Rodgers’ first season and are on course to repeat the feat as they’ve won the League Cup and are in the semis of the Scottish Cup. Such dominance in Scotland has Donnelly believing no player from their rivals is good enough to dethrone an existing Celtic man.

He said Rangers right-back James Tavernier would be the closest to getting in Celtic’s side but he wouldn’t change anyone until the Bhoys are knocked off their perch. The last Premiership title Rangers won was all the way back in 2011. Since then, they’ve finished third in the top flight and are second as things stand.

He said:

“Celtic still have the quality players which Rangers don’t have, and they managed the last game like champions.

 “You could argue James Tavernier has been decent this season, but I wouldn’t swap anybody in Celtic’s team.

 “They are winners at the moment. Until somebody knocks them off their perch I wouldn’t swap any of them.”

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