Former Rangers winger Neil McCann believes Gers manager Mark Warburton may need his full-backs to sit deep this Saturday to counter Celtic’s fast attackers.

James Tavernier and Lee Wallace played key attacking roles in Rangers’ promotion campaign last season, and contributed heavily in terms of goals and assists.

And Warburton has always encouraged his full-backs to go forward and supplement his side’s attack, but McCann feels the Rangers boss may have to change things at Parkhead this Saturday for the Old Firm derby.

The ex-Rangers winger doesn’t believe his former side have the pace in their defence to deal with Celtic’s fast attackers and wingers, and therefore wants the full-backs to drop a few yards deeper to deal with the home side’s attacking force.

The former Rangers man was quoted as saying by the Evening Times: "What Rangers don’t have is speed through the centre of their defence.  


“I think [Philippe] Senderos is a good signing for his experience, stature and pedigree. But does he have the pace to deal with [Scott] Sinclair, [James] Forrest and Leigh Griffiths in particular?

“That says to me the two full-backs, who are quick, will maybe have to take turns about at staying home a little bit.

“That’s what I mean about Mark Warburton maybe having to tinker a little bit."

Warburton has always wanted his side to play on the front foot, but many feel he may have to change things if Rangers hope to get a result against the Scottish champions this Saturday.