By Harvey Byrne

Former striker John Hartson has taken a dig at Rangers when asked for his favourite goal scored against the Gers for bitter rivals Celtic.

The now 42-year-old Welsh forward spent five years in Glasgow with the Hoops between 2001 and 2006 where he helped the country giants lift three Premiership trophies alongside two Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup.

He was involved in many heated Old Firm derbies, which saw him return four goals against the Ibrox club over the duration of his time at Celtic.

The Old Firm derby is set for it’s first fixture of the 2017-18 campaign on Saturday afternoon at Ibrox and when asked for his favourite goal against Rangers, Hartson replied via his personal Twitter account: “1 time or the 4 times.”

Rangers have not tasted victory against Celtic since a 2016 Scottish Cup semi-final clash which they won 5-4 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in normal time.

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Their most recent clash came back in April when the Hoops totally destroyed the Gers at Ibrox in the Premiership with a crushing 5-1 win.

Caixinha’s men will be keen to avoid a similar result in the coming weekend as they themselves look to regain their position challenging Celtic at the top of the Scottish football pyramid.

In other Rangers news, a proven Premier League performer has revealed the Gers tried to sign him as a youngster.

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