Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers turns the screw on rivals Rangers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park

Captain Lee Wallace is closing in on a comeback after a lengthy absence and fellow left-back Declan John is pushing for a return.

Nir Bitton, Craig Gordon, Leigh Griffiths and Jonny Hayes are out.

David Bates insists Rangers' jubilant reaction to landing Celtic in the semi-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup is not a sign of over-confidence from the Ibrox troops.

For the hosts, Graham Dorrans, Ryan Jack, Ross McCrorie and Jordan Rossiter remain missing.

Celtic sit six points clear of their old rivals at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a game in hand, as they look to secure their second successive domestic treble.

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Just three months after that 2012 win, 54-time Scottish champions Rangers were liquidated following financial mismanagement.

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The men from the Stadium of Light have been suffering for some time with a lack of confidence and barring a late turn around, they could soon be into the third tier of the Football League system in this country.

While Rangers' well-documented difficulties in recent years affords Rodgers' assertion regarding their lack of "pressure" somewhat accurate, that the club have dispensed with two managers since Rodgers' arrival in 2016 would suggest that the club is quite as breezy as the Celtic boss imagines.

"But we've gone there three times before and performed very well".

Celtic have some superb attacking players, such as Scott Sinclair, James Forrest and Moussa Dembele, and it will be interesting to see how Bates copes.

There's huge pressure on Rangers in the game but for us, we'll have a good working week and go into that game and work as well as well can.

"Dedryck is back, been training really well so he is available".

"Coming into this game, everyone will probably write us off again".

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