BRENDAN RODGERS has given the nod to James Forrest and Daizen Maeda to start against Philippe Clement’s Ibrox outfit at Parkhead this afternoon.

Nicolas Kuhn and Luis Palma are in the stand-by squad for the fourth derby of the campaign with the Hoops winning two and drawing the other.

A win today will push Rodgers’ men six points ahead with only two games to play.

TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; O’Riley, McGregor, Hatate; Forrest, Kyogo, Maeda. Subs: Bain, Palma, Idah, Kuhn, Nawrocki, Iwata, Bernardo, Ralston and Welsh.

Earlier today, we asked you how much you could remember about Celtic’s recent encounters against the Govan club in CQN’s fun five-minute quiz.

Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.

HIGH AND MIGHTY…Liel Abada takes off after scoring one of his double in Celtic’s 4-0 win over their Ibrox foes at Parkhead  on September 3 2022. (See Question 4.)


1: Moussa Dembele fired in a memorable hat-trick in Brendan Rodgers’ debut in the fixture as Celtic ran amok in a 5-1 win at Parkhead on September 10 2016. Who scored the other two goals for the Hoops?

2: True or false: Joe Hart has never been on the losing side against Rangers in the east end of Glasgow since arriving from Spurs in August 2021?

3: Four Celtic players made their derby debut in the Hoops’ 1-0 win at Ibrox in September last year. Can you name them?

4: Three Celts  who featured in the champions’ 2-1 win at Parkhead in December are no longer at the club – two on a permanent basis. Can you identify the trio?

5: Who scored his first goal at Parkhead that day?


1: Stuart Armstrong and Scott Sinclair.

2: True. Hart has lost three in total – two at Ibrox and one at Hampden.

3: Liam Scales, Gustaf Lagerbielke, Odin Holm and Yang Hyun-jun.

4: David Turnbull (Cardiff City) and Liel Abada (Charlotte FC) left on permanent deals while Mikey Johnston signed a short-term loan contract with West Brom.

5: Paulo Bernardo. The on-loan Benfica midfielder had scored his first-ever Celtic goal in the 3-0 Boxing Day win over Dundee at Dens Park four days earlier.

Well done if you got five out of five. Go to the top of the class!

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report from Celtic v Rangers this afternoon – only in your champion CQN.

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