Celtic ‘fear’ new Rangers says Ibrox captain Lee Wallace

Lee Wallace, right, believes Celtic are running scared. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Lee Wallace, right, believes Celtic are running scared. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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Lee Wallace last night turned up the heat on a new era of Old Firm rivalry
when he suggested that Celtic are running scared of Mark Warburton’s rebuilt Rangers team.

The Ibrox captain believes the Scottish champions broke the bank to recruit new manager Brendan Rodgers because they fear a major title threat from newly-
promoted Rangers.

Preparing to kick off a top-flight season for the first time in four years, Wallace is convinced Warburton has created a side which is capable of winning major trophies.

“The fact they [Celtic] have brought in a manager of that calibre [Rodgers] is due out of respect to what we’ve done,” said Wallace.

“They’ve had a look at the semi-final result last 
season, what we did throughout the season and how we’ve been moving forward as a club and the steps we’re making.

“We know we’re not there to make the numbers up.

“It’s a case now of getting back to what Rangers
should be winning, targeting what Rangers have done in the past.

“Historically, they’ve been a dominant force in Scottish football. So it’s about us making sure that we give all we can so we can get back to winning top Rangers silverware.”