Celtic confirmed line-up v Rangers: One change as 25-year-old returns
By Danny Wright
Celtic have made just one change to their side to face Rangers in the Old Firm derby clash.
Brendan Rodgers has opted to bring James Forrest back into his side in the place of Gary Mackay-Steven in what is the only change from the side that beat St Mirren 4-1 in the Scottish Cup last week.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 12, 2017
The Bhoys can extend their mammoth lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League to 27 points over Aberdeen if they can get the better of their Glasgow rivals for a fourth time this season.
In the previous clash at Celtic Park, the Light Blues were humiliated 5-1 by a rampant home side that enjoyed a brilliant hat-trick from Moussa Dembele.
The 20-year-old is the league’s top goalscorer with 17 goals and has scored in each of the three clashes between the Old Firm rivals during this campaign.
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Celtic will be boosted by the knowledge that Rangers have failed to win at Parkhead since October 2010 and have lost five of their last six visits there.
Incoming Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha will be watching from the stands as Graeme Murty takes charge of his final game as caretaker manager.
There is already a greater points gap between third-placed Gers and Celtic (33) than there is between Sunday’s visitors and bottom-placed Inverness (23).
Defeat for Rodgers’ side would be their first in domestic competitions this season.
They have only failed to win on one occasion against a fellow Scottish side this season and that was in a 2-2 draw against Inverness in September.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has made a big claim about his former club ahead of the Old Firm clash.