Thursday, September 7, 2023

Rangers v Celtic LIVE: Rivals clash for first Old Firm of new Scottish season – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Rangers and Celtic are both under pressure to claim the bragging rights in the first Old Firm derby of the season this weekend.

The Glasgow rivals have both endured mixed starts to the new campaign, with the Gers crashing out of the Champions League in midweek.

Rangers failed to return to the Champions League group stageGetty

Michael Beale’s side also suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock on the opening weekend of the new Premiership season.

But Rangers can leapfrog Celtic at the top of the table with their second successive victory in this fixture following a 3-0 triumph in May.

That win proved to be the first in nine for the Blues but came when the Hoops had already confirmed their 11th title in 12 years.

Brendan Rodgers will be expecting an improved showing from his side with more to play for this time.

However, Celtic are not in the best form either having drawn at home to St Johnstone days after their League Cup elimination.

Rangers vs Celtic: How to follow

This Old Firm Derby will take place on Sunday, September 3.

The game is being held at Ibrox and kick-off is scheduled for 12pm.

This match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football with coverage starting at 11am.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £11.98.

Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Rangers and Celtic will renew hostilities in the first Old Firm derbyGetty

Rangers vs Celtic: Team news

The hosts face a late fitness worry over Borna Barisic after the Croatian went off injured during the 5-1 defeat to PSV.

Rangers are already without fellow left-back Ridvan Yilmaz so could be forced to turn to Dujon Sterling to play on the opposite flank.

Celtic have several injury concerns of their own, with Cameron Carter-Vickers, Maik Nawrocki, Stephen Welsh, Reo Hatate and Marco Tilio all sidelined.

But Oh Hyeon-gyu is back in training while Liverpool loanee Nat Phillips could make his debut for the new club.

Rodgers spent three years at Celtic in his first stint, winning seven trophiesSNS Group

Rangers vs Celtic: What has been said?

Rangers captain James Tavernier speaking about the defeat to PSV: “It’s just disappointed with the manner of the goals but it’s something that we have to brush off really quick because we’ve got a massive game at the weekend.

“It’s still really raw and disappointing.

“We can’t dwell on it too much. We’ve got to brush this off as quickly as possible. I know everyone’s hurting.

“We’ve got to respond in a really good way.”

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