‘They are not a good side’, ex-Celt is spot on in Rangers claim

JACKIE MCNAMARA has hit the nail on the head in an interview with 67HailHail. The ex-Celtic defender reviewed the embarrassing defeat to Rangers at the weekend in which Neil Lennon’s side were beaten 2-0 at Paradise.

However, McNamara has said that he believes ‘They (Rangers) are not a good side’, which should only compound how poor Celtic were.

Rangers won through two goals from Connor Goldson which came from really poor defensive play from Celtic. The first was lazy marking allowing a player to beat the offside trap and having a simple header. The second was failing to clear their lines after a corner, which resulted in the final goal of the game.

“I think the frustrating thing is they are not a good side, they are not a good team but they were organised, the way he organises them every game.”

Despite this, Rangers did not offer a lot going forward. Kent, Morelos and Barkas were all quiet and Celtic did have a host of half-chances that had they been flying, would have more than likely resulted in goals.

McNamara didn’t save his ex-teammate Lennon as he voiced the same concerns that supporters had at the weekend, asking why a change took so long.

“There were a lot of things wrong with the team, the shape of the team and the application of the team.

“It was like a testimonial match; it just played into their hands.

“You’re watching it unfold, and you’re going ‘right, let’s make a change, let’s change something here.’

“At half-time, you’re expecting something different.”

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“Even under Lenny went there to Ibrox and won 2-0 by playing a similar system to them, overloading and catching them. That is all they do, they are not a good side.

“We have three centre halves with the ball, but I don’t want my centre halves with the ball.”

McNamara is spot on with his appraisal and hopefully if the management team didn’t see it this way, that McNamara still has a contact at Celtic to pass on the information.

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