Rodgers relishing Old Firm derby

Celtic welcome Rangers to Celtic Park on Sunday

BY Simon Maguire 14:50 Friday 10 March 2017, 14:50 10 Mar 2017

Brendan Rodgers (David Davies / PA WIRE)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to the latest installment of the Old Firm derby as the runaway league leaders welcome Rangers to Celtic Park on Sunday.

Speaking ahead of the game he said: “It will be another tough game like all our games are. The Celtic-Rangers games I have been involved in so far have been fantastic games. We have played well in the three games and got the result. We always anticipate a tough game and I’m sure this one will be no different.

“I have really enjoyed them. I have enjoyed all the games up here managing Celtic but, of course, the Celtic-Rangers games are well-renowned throughout the world as one of the great derby games, if not the greatest derby game.

"It’s a really intense affair, the supporters are very passionate and the Celtic Park game was a great start, being the first one for us. If we can play to that level and play to how we have been for most of the season then we hope that can get us a result," he added.

Celtic are currently 27 points clear at the top of the league and are closing in on their sixth consecutive league title.


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