Gordon: This is what Celtic must do to beat Rangers and keep invincibles dream alive
By Matt Bullin
Celtic and Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon has claimed that the Hoops will need to be at their best if they are to beat Rangers next Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Rangers for the fourth time this season on Sunday, as they won 2-0 at Hampden Park in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.
Scott Sinclair and Callum McGregor were both on target for the Hoops as they passed through into the final, where they will look to win their 37th Scottish Cup, and secure a historic domestic treble.
Gordon had a quiet afternoon at Hampden as the Gers attackers struggled, but he has insisted that the Bhoys will have to be on guard when they travel to Ibrox this weekend, with their unbeaten domestic season still up for grabs.
Speaking in the Daily Record, Gordon said: “We have another really hard game when we’ll need to go to Ibrox and put in another performance like that.
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“They created a few chances in the later stages at Hampden so we know they’re capable.
“We’ll need to play well again to win but Hampden was very satisfying – it was a really good performance. Everyone was excellent.”
Gordon has been a mainstay between the sticks for Celtic and has made 49 appearances in all competitions this season and has kept 26 clean sheets.
Saturday’s match is a lunchtime clash, and it will be the fourth time the sides have met in the Scottish Premiership this season, and the sixth overall.
The Hoops have won two of the previous league matches, beating their arch rivals 5-1 and 2-1 in 2016.
However in the most recent league meeting between the sides, Rangers held Gordon and his team to a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park.
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