RANGERS legend Andy Goram insists Celtic are the team with everything to fear as the countdown to next month’s Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final gathers pace.

The Nine-In-A-Row star senses the pressure on Hoops boss Ronny Deila building as his side battle to see off Aberdeen in the race for the Ladbrokes Premiership title and knows defeat to the Light Blues would turn up the heat on him to white-hot levels.

Goram believes Celtic have looked vulnerable over the course of the season and is excited by the way Rangers have become more solid at the back whilst proving themselves capable of the kind of demolition job which saw Dundee hammered 4-0 at Ibrox in the last round of the cup.

Certainly, he believes Rangers will be an entirely different proposition to the side that lost 2-0 to the Parkhead outfit in the last four of the League Cup last term.

“We were certainly nowhere near it last year, but the team is far better equipped and the players are all together now,” he stated. “The manager has done a fantastic job in getting the team to where it is at the moment.

“I think Celtic will be more worried about us than we will be about them given the way we are playing.

“They are certainly vulnerable. I would love the game to be right now because I thought Rangers’ performance against Dundee in the last round was sensational.

“When Celtic turn up, they are a right good side. However, everyone knows that they are vulnerable at the back.”

Goram does not pretend to know whether defeat at the National Stadium on April 17 would spell the end for Deila at Celtic, but it goes without saying that fighting to win the title when Rangers are not even in the same league is not helping the Norwegian’s cause as he tries to put together a long-term plan.

“I don’t know the situation there and I don’t know if it will be make-or-break for him,” said Goram.

“If Rangers win, though, you can be sure it will just pile more pressure on him and the team. It is a massive, massive game and I am a lot more content with Rangers going into this one than I was last season.

“Celtic are under pressure because of the way results have been going.

“There is no Rangers in the Premiership and they are struggling to hold on to a lead.”

Andy Goram was speaking at the launch of the new Paddy Power shop in Whifflet Lane, Coatbridge.