Kenny Dalglish admits Celtic have to win the two remaining Old Firm games to “give themselves the best possible chance” of winning back the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title from bitter rivals Rangers.
The Ibrox side are 10 points clear of Tony Mowbray’s men at the top of the table with 13 games remaining and welcome the Hoops to Ibrox at the end of the month.
The former Celtic manager and striker, speaking in Glasgow at the launch of a new football youth initiative backed by the Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Youth FA and McDonald's, said:
“Realistically they need to get 11 more points than Rangers before the end of the season.
“To do that they have got to give themselves the best possible chance and that is to win the two Old Firm games as well as a lot of others.
“Obviously everyone is envious of Walter (Smith) and the position that Rangers are in.
“They are 10 points clear, there are two Old Firm games to come, one on February 28 which is really important for Celtic.
“But certainly Rangers are in the driving seat.
“They have done fantastically well to get that far in front and I'm sure Celtic are hugely disappointed with the number of points they are behind.
“But they are where they are because of what they have done.”