Scott Brown in blunt 'Rangers don't have the mentality' assessment after Celtic lift Scottish Cup

Scott Brown insists Rangers "don't have the mentality" that Celtic have in terms of handling the demands of must-win games.

The Hoops sealed the Double this afternoon with a victory over their rivals in the Scottish Cup Final thanks to Adam Idah's late goal, but it was a game lacking in quality for the most part. At times it was Philippe Clement's troops who dominated and looked more dangerous going forward and they even had a goal disallowed before Celts won the day.

For Brown it's a mentality problem for the Light Blues as they can't seem to get over the line in this fixture and where it counts. And the ex-Parkhead captain reckons his old side are superior in that way.

Speaking to BBC Sport at full-time he said: "It was actually a good game, both teams tried to play, Rangers go a little bit more direct but I think the big thing was Celtic dominated the first half, controlled the game and played the well Celtic do. There was a change for Rangers at half-time obviously brought Sima on up top with a bit of pace and it caused Celtic problems.

"But goals win you games and that's the difference. Celtic keep a clean sheet and big Adam's on the front foot and wants to score the goal against their centre-halves.

"I actually thought Rangers' back four, for how they've defended against Celtic in the past, played really well. It was just that lapse in concentration for two seconds."

"It's a mentality thing," Brown added when asked how tough it is to keep up with the winning demands. "Celtic have got that mentality, how to continuously win. Rangers don't have that mentality. There's a slight difference, they come here and play well but just can't get it over the line and Celtic always want to get over the line and know how to do it. The front three is a huge difference in quality, Celtic going forward look fluid, efficient and like they can continue playing for 90 minutes.

"Rangers don't look like they're going to create much, to be honest, quality-wise. But take nothing away from Rangers, they work hard and are honest but Celtic have jut got that little bit more quality."