Ally McCoist reckons Fashion Sakala may have "ruffled Celtic feathers" ahead of the Viaplay Cup final - but Chris Sutton immediately shut down the suggestion.

Rangers favourite McCoist cited Sakala's referencing to Celtic as "the other mob" in the build-up to the final suggesting it could have a psychological impact.

Sakala had said: "Obviously, I know how important the game is when you play the other mob."

McCoist reckons Sakala might have gotten to Celtic players with the remark, but Sutton was stunned by McCoist's suggestion.

Speaking on BT Sport's Scottish Football Extra, McCoist said: "What do you think about Fashion Sakala guys? He has got the potential, and he's done it before, to ruffle Celtic's feathers on the park.

"He seems to be doing it off the park now which is very, very interesting.

"He's certainly ruffling a few Celtic feathers Chris. I take your point but it's all about psychology nowadays - you try to get in the oppositions head.

"You know what it's like, you try and get them thinking and the wee man..."

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An incredulous Sutton responded: "Do you think he got in the Celtic players heads? 

"Can you imagine? I bet there's panic within the Celtic dressing room isn't there?

"Callum McGregor and Kyogo, they'll be quaking in their boots, won't they?

"Wow, he's called us the other mob, we're outraged, let's take our eye off the ball guys."

Celtic centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers has already insisted Sakala's comments were no surprise and he has no issue with the statement.

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Asked for his response to Sakala's "other mob" and Rangers being a better team claim, Carter-Vickers said: "For me, I've got no problem with it.

"Every professional sportsman has to have some level of self-belief to get to where they are.

"For me, it's a normal comment for a professional sportsman to make."

McCoist went on to offer a stunned reaction to that picture of Michael Beale and Ange Postecoglou ahead of the final.

The pair sat next to each other ahead of conducting press duties with neither boss looking best pleased.

McCoist said: "That was like watching the biggest car crash I've ever seen in my life."