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10th Mar, 2017 | 2:19pm

Tierney & Miller axed: Celtic and Rangers best combined XI ahead of showdown

COMMENT by Amir Mir

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney and Rangers striker Kenny Miller would be axed from the best combined XI of the Old Firm duo ahead of their showdown on Sunday afternoon.

The bitter rivals are set to meet at Parkhead in the Scottish Premiership, the fourth time they will clash this season with the Bhoys winning every encounter so far.

In the combined XI, arguably the best player currently plying his trade in Scotland, Moussa Dembele would lead the line.

The 20-year-old has scored 32 goals in all competitions this season, including five against the Gers and he is comfortably ahead of the experienced Miller.

Providing the creativity and extra attacking threat would be the trio of Barrie McKay, Scott Sinclair and Patrick Roberts.

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Winger McKay is hugely underrated in the SPL, his ability to beat defenders and provide dangerous crosses is what gets him into the team.

As a result, the versatile Sinclair would play down the middle to add that extra pace in the side with his teammate Roberts on the right wing.

In the middle of the park, the duo of Scott Brown and Andy Halliday would bring that tough tackling nature to the team and their experience puts them ahead of the likes of Nir Bitton and Jason Holt.

There is only one Gers player in the backline and this is left-back Wallace, playing alongside the trio of Erik Sviatchenko, Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig.

Wallace gets ahead of the Hoops youngster Tierney because of the experience and balance he can provide on the left.

Between the sticks, Craig Gordon gets ahead of Wes Foderingham, the eighth Hoops player in the side and perhaps shows how dominant Brendan Rodgers side have been this season.

In other Rangers team news, Ally McCoist believes this Celtic ace is good but not worth the price tag that has been slapped on him.

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