Rangers, who are protecting a 44- game unbeaten record, have won two and drawn one of the season's derby encounters to date. Celtic are resigned to a fourth successive term without a trophy, but Liam Brady, the Parkhead manager, will be a hero in the green-and-white parts of Glasgow if he can inspire his men to pull off an unexpected victory today.
'If we get the type of performance we produced in the last two Old Firm games, I believe we have the people up front who can supply the finish,' Brady said.
Andy Payton, Celtic's former Middlesbrough and Hull City striker who has hit five goals in his last three games, will lead the home attack. Rangers, nine points clear in the Premier Division, will be without Ian Ferguson and Pieter Huistra, and probably David Robertson.Reuse content