By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

2nd May, 2021 | 8:30am

Exclusive: Alex McLeish predicts Rangers clash v Celtic

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Alex McLeish has backed Rangers to beat Celtic in the last Old Firm instalment of the Scottish Premiership season on Sunday.

The Bears are unbeaten in all competitions in the past five Old Firm games and will be looking to make it six and continue their invincible charge.

McLeish has backed his former side to be more ruthless in front of goal this week as they look to avenge that shocking defeat against St Johnstone.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “Rangers will start aggressively.

“They will look to be strong. Celtic have nothing to lose, they should be probably taking the same stance, and what they’re going into the game with is a mental problem.

“If they finish the season having not beaten Rangers in five attempts, then they will be going into the summer on a bit of a downer, and they’ll have to regroup.

“I believe Rangers will bounce back and be more ruthless this week.”


After crashing out of the Scottish Cup, many eyes are already on next season and the start of a potential dominant streak for the Bears.

The Light Blues will be wanting to win more than the Scottish Premiership in the next few campaigns, and winning this last Old Firm of the season comfortably will put us on the front foot already.

Celtic are in a mess at this current stage and still haven’t sorted out their managerial headache with only a couple of games to go.

This is a Rangers squad with many injury problems in the past few months, and come to the start of next season, there could be numerous new signings ready to start a new era in Glasgow.

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