CELTIC are coming to Ibrox as champions but there will be no guard of honour.

That just doesn’t happen in Old Firm games.

The times when we won the league, there was never a guard of honour. It is absolute nonsense, and if it was reversed Celtic wouldn’t do it either.

It wasn’t something that happened in my day and it wasn’t something that we expected to happen either. For all the times we won the league, we were never given that by any side so I don’t know what it has become an issue these days and why we should be talking about it.

The Old Firm have drifted so far apart in recent years. It is probably worse than when I played, so there was no chance of a guard of honour happening this weekend.

The Rangers fans wouldn’t allow it, and either would the Celtic supporters if it was Rangers going to Parkhead as champions.

There is no love lost between the two clubs, and certainly none between the fans, so there was no way on this earth that Rangers would give Celtic a guard of honour.

They have won the league and the best team always wins the league. Well done, so let them get on with it.

All that matters to Rangers now is beating them at Ibrox. Next year, Celtic will know that Rangers will be coming for them again.

More than 28,000 fans have already renewed their season tickets for next year and that shows you how excited the supporters are about where Steven Gerrard is taking the club. That is 25 per cent up on this time l2 months ago and the only focus this weekend is giving those punters another derby victory.