Rangers defender Connor Goldson believes there is no huge gulf in class between Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers.
Despite the Hoops grabbing another Old Firm victory at Celtic Park, Goldson believes the Gers are not far inferior to the double treble winners.
“Obviously this is the first time I have played in a derby but when I came here in pre-season I heard a lot of people say how much better they were.
“I thought they were going to be like Barcelona. I am not just saying that.
“There was such a down in our football club of how big the gap was, it was like some of our players, that are maybe not here any more, were looking at them like they were nowhere near catchable.
“They are a good team and we respect them, but I think we are getting closer. The players that the manager has brought in have been together for two, three months. We will get closer.”
Meanwhile Celtic skipper, Scott Brown, insists that Celtic are in full control when it comes to derby day in Glasgow.
“We have got quality all over the park. We believe if we turn up we can beat anyone – especially at Celtic Park.
“We’ve beaten them here and over at Ibrox. It is about what we do from now on.
“It’s not about Rangers. It’s about how well we play.”