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Celtic: Journalist reacts to ‘lift’ for the Hoops ahead of Rangers clash

Celtic: Journalist reacts to ‘lift’ for the Hoops ahead of Rangers clash -Celtic News

Rangers being without several key figures for Celtic’s crucial Scottish Premiership clash at Ibrox is a big boost for Ange Postecoglou’s side, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The Lowdown: Huge game at Ibrox

On Sunday afternoon, all focus will be on the potentially season-defining clash, as the Hoops visit their most bitter rivals.

Games between the pair are always hugely important of course, but this one has extra significance, with Postecoglou’s side just three points clear in the title race.

It is a match that could be decided by fine margins and injuries could be key, injury doubts surrounding key Gers trio Aaron Ramsey, Fashion Sakala and Alfredo Morelos, with the latter now definitely confirmed as out.

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The Latest: Journalist on Celtic boost

Speaking to Give Me Sport after hearing the news, O’Rourke claimed that it is impossible to deny that Celtic would be boosted by the absence of key Ibrox stars:

“When key players are missing, it’s always a lift to the opposition when they see the teamsheet, so it does give you a lift in that respect.”

The Verdict: Undoubted positive

This is an undoubted positive for the Hoops ahead of arguably the most hotly-anticipated Scottish Premiership clash in years, with so much on the line at Ibrox.

Despite this, it is still imperative that Postecoglou and his players focus on their own game, however, knowing that destiny is still in their hands and victory would arguably put one hand on the trophy.

Morelos’ absence is arguably the biggest plus point for Celtic, as even though he has not always thrived in the derby the Colombia international is still the Light Blues’ top scorer this term.

In other news, two Celtic players could start against Rangers. Find out who they are here.

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