Rangers v Celtic confirmed teams: Old Firm line-ups revealed

Calvin Saunders
March 12, 2018

GRAEME Murty confesses he will set his Rangers side up to take the game to their rivals in this Sunday's Old Firm showdown.

The hosts failed to exploit Jozo Simunovic's red card just before the hour mark before Edouard came off the bench to score the victor.

After the final whistle confirmed Celtic had gone nine points clear of the Gers at the top of the table with a game in hand, Bain joined in with his team-mates as they celebrated in front of the ecstatic travelling support.

Rodgers said: "Broony is a big-game player".

"There was a lot of noise before the game, but that's natural - they've been on a good run and at home, thinking they could get the victory".

"I like to think we can crack on in the league and finish really high".

"An absolutely brilliant win and a great day for the supporters".

In contrast to their defending earlier in the game, Celtic's 10 men largely soaked up Rangers' pressure trouble free for the next 20 minutes.

The hosts were twice ahead via Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias but still lost out to the 10-man champions.

Bain then made a couple of crucial saves as Rangers pressed for the leveller and was glad to gather the ball after Morelos somehow managed to hit the post from a few yards out in the dying moment.

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"I think he has done very, very well".

We always believed we could come here and get the three points and we did that.

"We have shown the players some footage but we have to make sure that whilst we understand the threats they bring we still need to impose our game upon them".

"Even though we went down to ten men for so long and it was hard, we dug deep and defended really well".

Murty told the media: "We have to respect what Celtic are about, we understand the threats that they bring, they didn't win the league a year ago for no reason". Six wins out of six and 23 goals scored must have its place.

"For me, Celtic have the trump card in their captain Scott Brown", he told the Daily Record.

Rodgers revealed the 26-year-old was only given the nod on Sunday morning, when colleague Dorus de Vries was ruled out with an injury.

"I'm desperate to experience the atmosphere", he said. I am very proud. "It's not a matter of whether you're playing well or not". "I would say this is the game people are talking about most in my career".

"Then it was a case of preparing Bainy and I've got full trust in him". We always do that, and it's definitely up there with my best wins here.

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