Former Rangers star Nigel Spackman thinks despite the vast difference in resources between the two giants of Scottish football, the Gers can still claim a positive result at Celtic Park on Saturday.

Celtic, who won the Scottish Premiership title for the fifth consecutive time last season, managed to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League in the present campaign, thereby raking in millions.

On the flip side, Rangers are playing in the top flight for the first time after they had to start life in the fourth tier, following their liquidation in 2012.

And Spackman, who admitted that Rangers still have a lot of catching up to do on Celtic, is however, still not ruling out the possibility of Mark Warburton’s team coming out with a positive result in the season’s first Old Firm derby at the weekend.

“Celtic will make millions from the Champions League and Rangers can’t compete with that”, he told the Herald Scotland.


“Rangers are way behind and might be for a while.

“In saying that, if Mark can get his players organised and if the new boys can handle Saturday, then you never know.

“I still wouldn’t rule out Rangers taking something from the game.”

While Celtic are currently atop the standings with nine points from three games, Rangers are a point behind in second place, albeit having played a game more than the champions.