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‘SCOTS NEED A RANGERS WIN.’ SOUNESS

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GRAEME SOUNESS insists a win for Rangers over Celtic on Sunday will be good for Scottish football.
The former Ibrox player/manager said: “Rangers are a wee bit closer and that’s good for Scottish football – it’s certainly good for Rangers.

“Celtic are still a bit in front. It would go down to three points, they’ve never been closer to them, and this weekend will tell us a great deal.“Obviously as an ex-Rangers man, I want that to happen.

“But I think it would be good for Scottish football to give us a competition again so its not a one-horse race.”

Souness added: “I’ve been involved in some big derbies – Liverpool v Everton, Liverpool v Man United, Fenerbahce v Galatasaray, but this is the biggest one.

“For Rangers and Celtic supporters, you don’t become one, you’re born one.

“It’s what it means to the football club. The build-up to it is enormous and if you win or lose, the consequences are either fantastic or you’re in despair because you’ve lost.

“And that goes right into the working life of all these supporters.

“It’s not something you can forget very easily if you’ve come unstuck and lost a game.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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