By Doug Ward

19th Apr, 2021 | 10:38am

Chris Sutton: Rangers weren't that great v Celtic

It hasn’t taken long for Chris Sutton to start spewing his bitterness about Rangers winning the Old Firm derby again on Sunday.

His beloved Celtic were rank rotten, losing 2-0 at Ibrox and crashing out of the Scottish Cup, meaning they will not win any silverware in a season for the first time in 10 years.

However, he’s still managed to make it about Rangers and claimed that Steven Gerrard’s side didn’t play that well to win the fixture.

“Now it’s Rangers who have the psychological advantage. I didn’t think they were that great or there was that much between the sides,” Sutton wrote in his Daily Record column.

“There’s no doubt not having James Forrest was a blow, but at the same time it’s unlikely he would have started after the way Celtic played in the last Old Firm game.

“But there is such a lack of options and flexibility in this squad. They have almost been forced to play this way because they are a bunch of individuals rather than a balanced group.

“It’s a complete contrast to Rangers.”

Chris, you can’t hide you tears behind those petulant words. Rangers were by far the better team and, therefore, were great.

Steven Davis put the Gers ahead with an overhead kick despite being 36-years-old. But Rangers weren’t that great.

Ryan Kent turned Scott Brown inside out throughout the match. But Rangers weren’t that great.

Joe Aribo humiliated Diego Laxalt that badly he was substituted off at half-time. But Rangers weren’t that great.

Allan McGregor made several wonder saves and stopped Odsonne Edouard from scoring a penalty. But Rangers weren’t that great.

We could go on.

The truth is, Chris. You’ve been sitting in the sunshine for years, watching your beloved Celtic win title after title without any real competition.

Yes, Rangers have been back in the Premiership for a few years but after being forced to rise up through the leagues, the squad was going to take time to get back to being up to scratch to challenge for the title.

You’ve sat in the sun, watching the ship slowly sink and pretending it’s all fine simply because the Gers weren’t able to catch you.

But now the ship has sunk and you’re baffled. You don’t understand what’s got wrong but you still sit there pointing the finger at us as some kind of deflection to avoid the actual reality of the situation at Parkhead.

Celtic are a mess.

Rangers are victorious.

In other Rangers news, Celtic blog post serves comedy gold as Gers win Old Firm derby.