OLD FIRM: Rangers manager Graeme Murty upbeat before Celtic encounter

OLD FIRM: Rangers manager Graeme Murty upbeat before Celtic encounter

OLD FIRM: Rangers manager Graeme Murty upbeat before Celtic encounter

However, if Rodgers' side win and make it a nine point gap, their hold on the league title for another year will be all but guaranteed.

Meanwhile, Murty last night dismissed suggestions that his future as Rangers manager depends on his side beating their city rivals in this fixture.

The former England global took to his personal Twitter account on Sunday to wish look to Rangers ahead of what is bound to be their biggest game of the season so far, while also having a bit of a dig at Celtic.

The visitor's pressure paid off in first-half stoppage time when Dembele rounded off a frantic half by lobbing Fotheringham for his sixth goal in eight games against Rangers.

"It feels great", Rodgers said after the victory.

One may assume that there will be no diminution of Rodgers' ambition at Ibrox.

"It was a great, enormous performance", he said after the game.

'We had to cope with a lot of long balls and direct play. "I would say this is the game people are talking about most in my career".

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 previous year for no reason".

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"We've come here four times and won four games, so we believe we can win here all the time now". We started lumping crosses in from deep rather than playing through and once again, we give away a really, really poor goal.

"I think he has shown that he has probably got a really good chance of getting the job".

Rangers have now failed to beat Celtic in nine meetings. They're on top, the defending champions, and we are chasing them, but we need to make sure we're not just defined by this one game.

"A couple of comments on social media made me laugh - that Glaswegian humour that is very prevalent".

"We go ahead again and then we concede an very bad goal a minute before half-time".

He told The Record: "I've just told the players in the changing room you'll never have a better opportunity to go and win the game".

"If you ask any of the players who come to this football club, they come to play massive games".

"Handling pressure is something we have done really well historically at this football club".

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