After Sunday’s disappointing performance, Rangers fans have once again had to deal with the gluttonous celebrations of our neighbours.

It’s been a while since we beat them – but it is coming. Even if we didn’t do ourselves justice yesterday.

One of the most common indulgences of our Old Firm rivals is that none of our players would get into their starting XI.

We call rubbish on that. Here’s four.

Not that any of them would ever pull on their shirt.

Allan McGregor

Greegsy has proved why he is Scotland’s number one time and again. He’s also rolling back the years in a Rangers shirt.

The commanding goalie is a top, top player and professional and at 36, is fast becoming the Scottish Gigi Buffon.

He’s ageing like a fine wine and makes Craig Gordon look like a stale tonic.

Connor Goldson

Celtic’s centre back woes have been well-documented and they have rarely looked convincing at the back. That’s why it’s quite disappointing we never really tested them on Sunday.

Goldson has been a superb signing for Rangers. Despite Celtic fans desperation to mark him out for his performance v Motherwell, even they’ll have to admit to that.

He’s Premiership class.

Goldson would walk into their team in front of the players they have in that position.

Connor Goldson has been superb for Rangers and is proving his class at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

James Tavernier

Quite rightly the Rangers captain gets berated for his poor defensive concentration, but there is no denying his effectiveness on the right.

He has a mean, sweeping cross and provides assists and energy down our right-hand side. The ambling Lustig certainly does not.

Tavernier is a top player on his day. When he’s at his best he’s the best right back in the league. Period.

There are no better right backs in the Scottish Premiership than James Tavernier. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Alfredo Morelos

You simply can’t leave him out. He might not have scored against Celtic yet, but there’s a definite case to be made for the striker. We’re talking about a player who on his day is unplayable.

Rangers haven’t had the quality to hurt Celtic and he has often cut a forlorn figure up front. He’s also missed plenty when they’ve fell his way. That doesn’t make him a bad player.

He’s just waiting to break his duck and with Dembele gone, Morelos is undoubtedly the most talented striker in the league.

Even if Griffiths, Edouard and every Celtic fan disagree.

Is it controversial to say Morelos is the most talented striker in the league? Probably. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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