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31st Dec, 2016 | 2:15pm

Celtic player ratings v Rangers: Attacker is 4/10

COMMENT By Harvey Byrne

Football Insider rates the performances of each of Celtic’s players during their 2-1 win against Rangers on Saturday in the Premiership.

Craig Gordon 6 – Produced saves when called upon and his defence severely let him down for the first.

Mikael Lustig 4 – He couldn’t cope with the pace of 21-year-old Barrie McKay down his wing and was one of many Hoops players that did not show up on Saturday.

Jozo Simunovic 5 – Was unfortunate to be booked in the first half for his first foul, but that saw that he had to be careful for the rest of the clash.

Erik Sviatchenko 3 – The defender looked nervy across the 90 minutes and was especially at fault for the Rangers opener.

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Emilio Izaguirre 5 – Looked shaky when facing his own goal, while he did make some promising runs his final ball often failed.

Scott Brown 4  – The captain picked up a stupid booking in the first half, leaving him to walk a tight rope in the huge fixture where things can get heated.

Stuart Armstrong 7 – Was the most composed of the Celtic team in the centre of the park and managed to provide the winner with a fine pass.

Callum McGregor 4 – He struggled to get up to pace with the match and seemed to be overawed by the occasion at Ibrox. 

Scott Sinclair 6 – The most lively of the Celtic attack with his pace and trickery. His final ball was often lacking, but he had the class at the right time to bag the winner.

James Forrest 4 – Celtic may as well have been playing with 10 men before the attacker was brought off. Failed to produce anything noteworthy in the game and was marked out by the Rangers back four.

Moussa Dembele 7 – Was fairly quiet before equalising with a stunning strike. Proved exactly why Brendan Rodgers brought him back into the team.


Patrick Roberts (For Forrest 68 minutes) – 7

Nir Bitton (For McGregor 86 minutes) – 6

In other Celtic news, Shane Duffy shared his support for the Hoops ahead of the meeting.