Rangers hero Kris Boyd has admitted Celtic would win the "Scottish balance sheet title" by a distance.

But the Ibrox hero has questioned the price Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and the Parkhead board could pay if they lose the Scottish Premiership trophy.

Celtic's interim accounts showed a huge £67m in the bank with Peter Lawwell admitting his frustrations over a slow January transfer window.

The Celtic chairman had suggested there were resources in place for further additions in January but stated players identified were unavailable for transfer last month.

Boyd has stated Celtic could suffer a similar fate to Rangers after their title win a few years ago when a lack of quality additions ended any hopes of a period of dominance.

In his Scottish Sun column, Boyd commented: "No Scottish club is going to be spending fortunes on fees and wages. It’s unsustainable.

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"Celtic’s model is one Rangers will also use — but if your scouting and judgement isn’t spot on, millions can be wasted.

"Rodgers finds himself trying to emulate his Parkhead success from last time, while working with inferior players. He’s stated that himself.

"Celtic will win the Scottish balance sheet title by a mile this season, clearly — but what price will the manager and board have to pay if they lose the league at the same time?"

Rangers took top spot last weekend from Celtic with victory over St Johnstone - partnered with Celtic drawing against Kilmarnock - leading to a two-point gap at the top.

And Philippe Clement could see his side go five points clear on Saturday should Rangers manage to earn a win over Hearts.

Celtic don't play until Sunday - an away trip to Fir Park to face Motherwell - meaning Rangers could put pressure on their title rivals to play catch up after closing a seven-point gap themseleves.