SI FERRY believes the pressure of playing for Celtic or Rangers is greater than what Premier League stars have to endure south of the border.

Ferry was part of the Parkhead youth set-up before furthering his career at clubs such as Dundee, Portsmouth and Swindon.

And after tasting what it was like to be involved at Celtic, the Open Goal Broomhill boss reckons the pressure in Glasgow is unique.

He said: "Anyone that signs for Celtic or Rangers is a risk. Aaron Ramsey was considered a no-brainer for Rangers and he ended up struggling.

"You can play for Arsenal or Juventus but coming up to Celtic or Rangers is a completely different challenge. The fans expect you to win and put so much pressure on you.

"Ben Davies was a standout player for Preston North End. Charlie Mulgrew played against him and told me he was a great player so I have no doubt that Rangers have done their homework.

"Jurgen Klopp thought he was good enough to be involved with the current Liverpool team and so Rangers and Celtic need to take these risks and I believe this one will pay off."

Si was speaking on behalf of Grosvenor Sport.