Celtic '˜fear' new Rangers says Ibrox captain Lee Wallace

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.

Lee Wallace, right, believes Celtic are running scared. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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.

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“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.”