Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers: 'Pressure is on Rangers'

James Tavernier

"Celtic, on their day, are a very good side".

And while Celtic are firmly in the driving seat with a six point lead and a game in hand, the blue half of Glasgow will feel confident of causing an upset this weekend.

But Rangers? goalless draw with CSKA Moscow saw Marseille reach the 1993 final, where they defeated AC Milan 1-0 in Munich.

Sunday's draw came seven days before the pair meet on league business at Ibrox and Murty is happy with the mindset of his squad as they seek to cut the gap on the Ladbrokes Premiership leaders to three points.

"If you look at the way the guys play, the way they are performing, the chances they are making, they are enjoying each other's company and they are enjoying getting some success", Murty said.

"We've been through the derby experience but, for some
of them, it's their first Rangers-Celtic match and it'll be
interesting to see how they handle it".

"This is the right time for us to win".

A four-year hiatus from the top flight followed as Rangers were forced to start again in the bottom tier. To be Rangers' manager in an Old Firm game at Ibrox will be possibly the biggest moment of my career so far. The second time they were talking about the managerial situation.

Celtic, meanwhile, have failed to hit the dizzying heights they reached last season, with a record-breaking 67-match unbeaten run brought to a halt in December.

And the 21-year-old loves the Old Firm derby - scoring five times in seven games - and he's 10/3 to score first.

"They've made strides but this game is really important".

On being told that the Rangers players had cheered in the dressing-room after their Scottish Cup quarter-final victory over Falkirk when they heard that they had drawn Celtic in the semi-finals, Rodgers said: "Be careful what you wish for".

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