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28th Feb, 2018 | 4:27pm

Celtic must look to exploit significant Rangers weakness in Old Firm derby

Even though the Old Firm derby is more than a week away, the minds of both Celtic and Rangers supporters seem to be firmly on the match.
With the Gers cutting the gap at the top of the league table to six points following their win over St Johnstone, and with the Bhoys’ match against Dundee being postponed, the match at Ibrox on the 11th of March is beginning to look like it’s going to be huge in the grand scheme of things.
And whilst Graeme Murty’s side are undeniably in good form, there is a significant weakness in their side that Brendan Rodgers should look to exploit.
The Gers’ left-side for the game is set to be far weaker than it normally is, with left-back Declan John out for a month and Jamie Murphy a doubt after picking up an injury against St Johnstone.
The absence of John in particular is one that the Hoops should look to exploit, as he is likely to be replaced by Lee Wallace, who hasn’t played any first-team football since September after suffering a groin injury.
Rodgers may be tempted to play Patrick Roberts for the first time since November as he has a good record of performances against the Gers, but he is far more likely to go with Scott Sinclair, who despite not being at his best in recent weeks has turned it on in the past in Old Firm derbies.
In a game of such vital importance, the Hoops must look to every advantage they can get, and the left-side of the Gers side is an area they should look to exploit.
In other Celtic news, Scott Sinclair’s decline really began with a poor performance in an Old Firm derby
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