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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Celtic players applaud their fans at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie insists his former club have a better team than Rangers, as both club go head-to-head for the Scottish Premiership title.

The 59-year-old has been impressed with Celtic’s transfer dealings this month, after they brought in Vakoun Issouf Bayo from Slovakian club Dunajska Streda in a £2 million move as well as Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah on loan from West Brom and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.

McAvennie, who won the league and cup double with Celtic in 1988, insists he is looking forward to seeing Weah in action in particular and feels the 18-year-oldcan add another dimension to the Brendan Rodgers’ side going forward.

“If you look at the two teams, I still think Celtic have a better squad,” he said, according to Evening Times.

“If they turn up and play to their capabilities they will win more games than they will lose.”

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“I think Bayo looks a great player from what I have seen. And Weah reminds me a bit of myself. Apparently, Brendan is wanting to get things over the top. I haven’t seen that for years. I haven’t even heard anyone talk like that for years.”

“I watch games and I say: ‘Look at that space in behind! Why does nobody turn the defence around?’ I know the game has changed, but when defenders push you up you have got all that space. With the pace of the game now everybody wants it in to feet. Why don’t they just get it over the top?”

“This boy has come in and that is what he is talking about. Brendan thinks he has got the legs to go over the top and turn them around. Maybe he is going to play two. That might be a new thing for Scottish football – teams starting to play two strikers. That will be a change.”