FORMER Celtic captain Tom Boyd insists Rangers a NEW club.
And the ex-defender that the Ibrox side aren’t strong enough to pose a threat in Sunday’s League Cup semi-final at Hampden.
Boyd said: “I don’t know what most people think, but my opinion is that they are a new club,
“A lot of people believe it’s a continuation of the game, I’d imagine that the atmosphere will be very much the same as previously, but you can’t compare the teams to the way that it was.
“The new Rangers are a Championship team, previously they had internationalists so the game isn’t going to be the same.
“A lot of former players miss the actual match, that fixture was where players were judged and that’s something that is no longer there because of the situation with the new Rangers and the problems they find themselves in.
“There are some Celtic supporters who go along with the continuation opinion, they want that game back, it’s something that they miss.
“In Scottish football, they feel that Celtic need a challenge, that fixture provided it, but I can’t see the same with this match on Sunday.”