Caixinha out to deny Rodgers a treble

Whyte says Celtic can speed away but Robertson keen on new Rangers boss

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Derek Whyte — Dubai-based former Celtic defender

Celtic will have too much for Rangers, they have a lot more quality. I watched Rangers against Partick Thistle and they were alright but Celtic’s pace in attack can hurt that Rangers defence. Scott Brown being available is a big boost. He’s been in terrific form this season.

Rangers will be out to stop Brendan Rodgers getting the treble though. I remember in 1989 when we stopped them doing it in the final when wee Joe Miller scored. There’s nothing better than a Hampden cup final and often getting there can be decided by a bit of brilliance or a mistake, We were always told ‘play with your heart but also your head’. It’s so important to keep your composure in the blood and thunder.

Celtic 2-1 or 3-1.

David Robertson — former Rangers (and Aberdeen) defender and current Real Kashmir coach told the Daily Record:

Rangers can do it tomorrow. The new manager Pedro Caixinha might introduce an element of surprise that could work in their favour.

I did my A licence with Caixinha and liked him, even if his English then was limited. Rangers are always under the microscope. They may not have the players of the past, but Rangers fans will still not accept the team losing.

I’m sure Pedro knows the demands of Rangers. If Celtic go undefeated in the league this season it’s pretty special but our achievement (Rangers went 44 games undefeated in 1992-93, reached the equivalent of the Champions League semi-final and won a domestic treble with Robertson a key part of the side) is far better.

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