Former Celtic winger McGeady admits he would take joy in Rangers collapse

Spartak Moscow midfielder and boyhood Hoops fan is happy to see old club's arch rivals struggle financially but admits it may be a problem for SPL if the club do eventually fall

Former Celtic midfielder Aiden McGeady has admitted he has no sympathy for Rangers but does think the SPL would suffer without them.

The Republic of Ireland international, who now plays for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League started his career at Rangers' arch rivals and has admitted that being a boyhood fan of Celtic he would be happy if the Ibrox club ceased to exist.

Talking to Rian.ru McGeady said: “They're falling apart, obviously at the minute. I'm a Celtic fan, so I've no real sympathy.

"Looking at it from a Celtic fan's point of view, of course every Celtic fan would take joy in it."

But he did admit the SPL and Celtic may need Rangers to keep the competition from becoming “naff".

McGeady said: “Without Rangers the SPL would be quite naff because it would just be Celtic and the other teams below them."

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