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5th Dec, 2017 | 5:50pm

Celtic and Rangers players named in SPFL TOTW

One player from each of Rangers and Celtic has been named in the SPFL team of the week.

The team, which can include players from every team in Scotland, was chosen by journalist Craig Fowler, who picked Rangers’ David Bates and Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard for the side.

Bates starred for the Gers in his first match for 10 weeks, as they defeated Aberdeen 2-1 at Pittodrie to leapfrog the Dons into second place in the Scottish Premiership table.

The 21-year-old kept his composure as firstly his partner in defence changed as Danny Wilson had to go off with concussion and was replaced by Fabio Cardoso, and secondly after the red card of Ryan Jack.

The player didn’t miss a beat as Aberdeen piled on the pressure to try and get the equalising goal.

Interim manager Graeme Murty deserves credit for starting Bates, it was a great decision.

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Odsonne Edouard bagged a hat-trick for Celtic in their 5-1 victory over Motherwell which moved them seven points clear at the top of the league table.

It was the 19-year-old’s first goals since September, and he took the chance to impress Brendan Rodgers as first choice strikers Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele were injured and on the subs bench.

The on-loan from PSG striker’s performance was so impressive that he may well be involved often for the Hoops in their extremely busy December schedule.

In other Rangers news, David Bates has talked about his injury problems

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