Martyn Waghorn: Rangers can beat Celtic because of these two reasons
By Will Butcher
Martyn Waghorn believes Rangers can end their dismal record against Celtic this season in Sunday’s Old Firm clash with all three points.
Waghorn, 27, got his name on the score sheet for the 14th time this season during the 6-0 Scottish Cup win against Hamilton, and is confident the Gers can beat Celtic because of two reasons.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the former Leicester ace believes his side’s renewed confidence and more effective performances on the pitch could prove crucial at Celtic Park on Sunday.
“We are playing some good stuff,” Waghorn said. “We have turned the corner after a difficult few weeks. The performance against Hamilton was something we can really build on.
“Against Celtic, it’s all about self-belief. We will go there with a lot of confidence. If anyone can beat them, it’s going to be us.
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Rangers have lost all three matches against Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, including a huge 5-1 loss in the first encounter between the two sides that saw Moussa Dembele score a hat-trick.
Sunday’s meeting will not be the last between the two, after they drew each other in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup following both side’s quarter-final triumphs on the weekend.
Interim boss Graeme Murty has seen his side win three games during his spell in charge as caretaker manager, after picking up his first league win against St. Johnstone last week.
However, the Gers will be in for a struggle at the weekend, as Rodgers’ Bhoys continue to blow away the rest of Scottish football with 17 straight wins in all competitions.
That form will make the Hoops favourites once again on Sunday, as the two meet at midday on Parkhead.
In other Rangers news, this senior Tottenham figure has been placed at the top of the Gers shortlist.