Hamilton boss Brian Rice has opened up on the gap between Celtic, Rangers, and everyone else in the SPFL.

His side were thumped 5-0 at the hands of Rangers recently, with the home side’s quality blowing Accies away.

His side were thumped by Rangers. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Rice has said that his players shouldn’t feel too disappointed with the result because Hamilton simply can’t compete with Rangers.

He told the Daily Record (page 44, 07/10/19): “Celtic and Rangers are on a different planet to anyone else in this division. The gap between Celtic, Rangers and the rest is as big as I’ve seen in my 40 years in Scottish football.

“I know Celtic lost today (at Livingston) but under normal circumstances the gap is enormous. It was really tough but it was just what I expected coming here.”

SPFL teams like Hamilton will never be able to compete with Celtic or Rangers

In an ideal world Rice would like to challenge Celtic and Rangers with Hamilton, but it just isn’t possible.

SPFL sides like Hamilton can't keep up with Celtic and Rangers anymore.

SPFL sides like Hamilton can’t keep up with Celtic and Rangers anymore. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The gulf in quality on park is huge, the difference in finances will be on a ‘different planet’ as Rice put it. As much as they’d like to compete, Accies simply can’t live with Celtic or Rangers.

Hamilton were fighting a losing battle almost from the very off. Rangers scored within the first seven minutes, and from that point onwards, the game was only going to go one way.

You never want to see your team thumped, but given the difference in size, it’s no surprise to see Hamilton lose heavily in Glasgow.

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