CELTIC are lining up the Dazzling Dozen in their pursuit of the second successive Premiership title.
The Hoops can go 12 points clear of their nearest challengers when Michael Beale’s Ibrox side provide the opposition at Parkhead on Saturday.
Ange Postecoglou’s juggernaut pulverised the same rivals in the east end of Glasgow in September when Liel Abada, with a double, Filipe Jota, with a spectacular solo effort, and David Turnbull swept the side, then managed by Giovanni van Bronckhorst, to a landslide 4-0 defeat.
HEADS I WIN…Cameron Carter-Vickers beats Ross County striker Jordan White in an aerial duel.
The Glasgow clubs drew 2-2 at Ibrox on January 2 before the holders successfully defended the League Cup with two typical strikes from Kyogo Furuhashi at Hampden in February.
Now they lock horns again for the fourth time in this campaign before they meet in the Scottish Cup semi-final at the end of the month.
Cameron Carter-Vickers hardly put a foot wrong in the 2-0 victory over stubborn Ross County in Dingwall yesterday with Jota, with a penalty-kick, and Alexandro Bernabei on target.
The American World Cup centre-back was prepared for the aerial bombardment from Malky Mackay’s team who favour route one football with every ball from keeper Ross Laidlaw launched straight down the middle of the pitch.
UP AND AT ‘EM…Cameron Carter-Vickers clears from Antonio Colak in Celtic’s League Cup Final triumph at Hampden in February.
Carter-Vickers withstood the test and is now looking forward to the derby at a 60,000 sell-out Paradise on Saturday.
The £6million summer buy from Spurs told Sky Sports: “We know next week is a big game.
“We will have a week’s training now, be right at it throughout the week and bring on the weekend.
“Ross County made the game difficult for us and I don’t think we were at our best and had great control of the game.
“But one thing about this group is that even when we’re not at our best we still find ways to score goals and win games.
“I’m not too sure why we were not at our best, but you have to give credit to them because they were well organised and worked hard.”