Celtic fans won't agree with Jordan Pickford's comments

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We are a week away from the last Glasgow Derby of the year and it could prove to be the most important game of the league season. Celtic have struggled in recent weeks, allowing the Rangers to get back into the title race. Now, it is Philippe Clement's side who have all the momentum on their side. So, the Hoops must get a positive result when the two teams meet at Parkhead. Otherwise, they might have a mountain to climb.

There is no other game quite like the Glasgow Derby. The history and the passion of the two sets of fans is unmatched, and the game is the biggest draw in Scottish football.

Jordan Pickford has compared one derby to the game between Celtic and the Rangers though. And it is one that must be close to his heart.

Pickford came up through the ranks at Sunderland before moving to Everton. And he appears to be believe that the Tyne Wear derby is on par with the Glasgow Derby.

Celtic fans won't agree with Pickford's comments

As reported by Football Scotland, Pickford said on beIN Sports:

"Personally in the country I don't think there is a bigger derby [than Newcastle vs Sunderland]. I think it's on a par with Celtic vs Rangers.

"For me it's one of the biggest derbies, atmosphere-wise. It's a great day out. For me the atmosphere is right up there."

It goes without saying that the derby between Newcastle United and Sunderland is a game with magnitude. In fact, the two teams are set to meet each other in the third round of the FA Cup.

The game does not come around often these days because Sunderland have not been in the Premier League for a while. On the other hand, Newcastle United have had a turn in fortunes and are one of the best in England's top-flight.

Not many fans are expected to agree with the assessment that the game between Sunderland and Newcastle United is on par with the Glasgow Derby. But at the end of the day, it is Pickford's personal opinion and he does have a personal connection with one of the clubs involved.