Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that his side may take a leaf out of SPFL rivals Hibernian’s book when they travel to Ibrox for Sunday’s Old Firm clash.
The Hoops manager was impressed with the way Neil Lennon’s side played in their 2-1 win over Rangers February, and he claimed that if his players follow the blueprint established by Lennon they should be confident of winning the game.
“I watched the Rangers versus Hibs game and Hibs played very well and with real tempo and intensity in their game. We have been there three times and won three times and won well,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“We’ll go there next week with that same humility and same work ethic to get a result.”
Rodgers has won on all three of his visits to Ibrox so far as Hoops manager, with 2-1 and 5-1 victories last season, and a 2-0 triumph in September thanks to goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths.
A win for the Hoops would all but guarantee them a seventh straight league title as they would go nine points clear of Graeme Murty’s side with a game in hand.
Football Insider verdict
Rodgers’ comments are interesting, he must have been impressed with Hibernian’s recent win at Ibrox, but he knows how to win there himself as he has a 100 percent winning record at the home of the Hoops’ bitter rivals since becoming Celtic boss. This match is set to be the toughest of the lot though, as the Light Blues are in an excellent run of form, and seem very confident about getting the three points which would blow the title race wide open. None of this will phase Rodgers though, as he knows that if his players turn up on the day they should be celebrating a fourth straight win at Ibrox when the match is over.