By Wayne Veysey

9th Mar, 2018 | 7:55am

Celtic and Rangers set to play each other twice in a week next month - report

By Richard Parks

Celtic and Rangers are set to go head to head twice in a week next month as the Scottish domestic season reaches boiling point, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim the final league meeting between the Glasgow giants has been pencilled in for Sunday, April 22.

The clash at Parkhead comes just seven days after Rangers and Celtic battle it out for a place in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup on 15 April as the rivals each try to book a place in the final at Hampden.

The Scottish Sun report that Scottish Premiership bosses have yet to finalise the final round of top flight fixtures, but the Glasgow derby will go ahead on the first weekend after the league split.

Celtic travel to Rangers on Sunday for the first of three Old Firm showdowns in a period of just six weeks.

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Football Insider verdict:

You can never have too much of a good thing, right? Well, when it comes to Celtic-Rangers clashes when the clubs are reasonably well matched, that is certainly the case. There has been a chasm between the sides over the last half-decade, when Celtic have run amok and hoovered up domestic trophies. But Rangers are on the rise, winning six matches on the trot and playing some decent football, to boot. For their improvement to be confirmed, Graeme Murty’s side really need to win one of these three face-offs against Brendan Rodgers’ champions in the next month-and-a-bit. Then, we can finally start to talk about a possible Rangers renaissance.

In other Rangers news, the club are firmly in the running to sign a goal machine from north-west English high flyers.

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