Crerand blasts 'dreadful' Rangers

23 March 2009 03:30
Former Celtic star Paddy Crerand has described Rangers as "dreadful" and branded Ibrox defender Kirk Broadfoot a "Junior" player.Crerand played for the Parkhead club in the early 60s before joining Manchester United, where he was part of the Old Trafford side which won the European Cup in 1968 against Benfica at Wembley.The former Scotland international keeps a keen eye on the Hoops, although he is still based in England and scoffed at suggestions that Celtic had blown their chances of retaining the Scottish Premier League title by only drawing against Dundee United at Tannadice on Sunday when a win would have taken them five points clear of the Light Blues.Pointing back to last week's Co-operative Insurance Cup final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden in which the Parkhead side deservedly won 2-0 after extra-time, Crerand was scathing of Walter Smith's side and of Broadfoot in particular."Celtic will win the title," he told Talk Sport. "I watched the League Cup final between Celtic and Rangers last week and Rangers were dreadful."Who is that player Kirk Broadfoot? He should be playing Junior (non-league) football."You've got to ask, is that how far Rangers have gone down if he is playing for them?"But when you look back to the Scottish players in my day, then the standard of football up there is dreadful."

Source: Eurosport