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Rangers face first real pressure, says Celtic boss Rodgers

Rangers face first real pressure, says Celtic boss Rodgers

But if Celtic come out victorious from the Old Firm game, then Rangers' title hope will come crashing down as the Hoops will potentially be 12 points ahead of them.

"If I keep carrying on like I am, other things like Scotland call-ups will take care of themselves". "When you're the champions you play with the expectancy of the supporters, so there's always pressure".

'For them, they must win the game'.

"I don't think it's disrespectful, I don't think it's overconfidence, it's our guys relishing the opportunity to play in a massive, massive game for this club".

Rangers are on a run of four consecutive wins in the league.

He has now started all 10 of Rangers' fixtures since that 0-0 December draw but while some have been surprised by his progress, Bates insists he always knew he could be a success at the club.

"We've got a lot of work to do and we'll need to perform better and more consistently in that game, but we've gone there three times before and performed very well".

He said: "We are delighted that Alfredo has committed his future to the club today".

"I would say it's the game that has generated the most interest across border".

"It will be a tough game for us at Ibrox, of course, but we'll get ready", Rodgers said on Celtic's website. The second time they were talking about the managerial situation.

That includes three wins out of three at Ibrox and Celtic will travel to Govan this weekend six points clear of their rivals at the top of the table with a game in hand.

"We are going to find out but I think we are stronger than we were". "He'll come on and he strikes me as the sort of person that will absolutely thrive upon the Old Firm atmosphere".

"This is the biggest test we now have and we have got a group of players who are really positive, really hungry and desperate to do well, which is a great thing for a manager".


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