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Jamie O'Hara Claims 'Celtic And Rangers Would Struggle To Stay In The Premier League'

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Jamie O'Hara Claims 'Celtic And Rangers Would Struggle To Stay In The Premier League'

Jamie O'Hara clearly doesn't rate the Scottish Premiership, and this may not impress fans north of the border.

The former Tottenham man made some big claims about Scottish football on Thursday, using a spot on Talksport to lay into the quality of play.

After praising Steven Gerrard's management at Rangers, O'Hara said that Celtic and their Old Firm rivals would struggle to stay in the Premier League against the likes of West Brom, Brighton, and Newcastle.

He even thinks that struggling Fulham could win the Scottish Premiership, pointing to his time with Moussa Dembele at Craven Cottage.

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O'Hara played alongside the striker in the Championship for Fulham, where Dembele scored 15 goals in 43 appearances in the 2015/16 season. He then moved to Celtic, where he scored 17 goals in just 29 games during his first season.

According to O'Hara, this shows that Scottish football is of a lower standard, and isn't to do with the fact that Dembele was 19-years-old at the start of the 15-goal Championship season and merely improved as most young players do at that age.

Fans were definitely mixed their reactions...

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O'Hara began his declarations after praising Gerrard's excellent record at Ibrox. They are currently undefeated and 19 points clear at the top of the table after 22 matches, although Celtic do have three games in hand.

Particularly impressively, Rangers have only conceded five goals in those 22 fixtures, compared to Celtic's 15 in 19.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Talksport

Topics: Football News, Celtic, Football, Scottish Premiership, Neil Lennon, Steven Gerrard, Rangers

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