BRENDAN RODGERS has given a vote of confidence to Stephen Welsh who takes over from hamstring victim Cameron Carter-Vickers against Rangers at Parkhead today.

The former Scotland Under-21 skipper replaced USA World Cup centre-back in the 3-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park on Boxing Day and goes straight into the line-up for the crunch derby encounter.

Long-time crocked double-act Reo Hatate and Liel Abada are named among the stand-by squad and there is also a place for £4.3million summer recruit Maik Nawrocki on the bench.

TEAM: Hart; A Johnston, Welsh, Scales, Taylor; Bernardo, McGregor, O’Riley; Maeda, Kyogo, Palma. Subs: Bain, Abada, Yang, Turnbull, Nawrocki, Oh, Hatate, Ralston and M Johnston.

Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about recent encounters against our city foes in CQN’s fun five-minute quiz.

Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.

HAMPDEN HERO…Filipe Jota heads in the Scottish Cup semi-final winner as he leaves Allan McGregor helpless with Ben Davies looking on. (See Question 1.)


1: How many goals did Filipe Jota score against the Ibrox side last season?

2: True or false: Joe Hart has featured in every Glasgow derby since arriving at Celtic from Spurs in August 2021?

3: Who celebrated his derby debut with a double strike on February 2 2022?

4: Who scored Celtic’s first goal of 2023 against the Ibrox side?

5: Who was the unlikely matchwinner when the Hoops triumphed 2-1 at Ibrox on April 3 2022?


1: Filipe Jota scored three goals, including the Scottish Cup semi-final winner.

2: True.

3: Reo Hatate in the 3-0 win. Liel Abada scored the other.

4: Daizen Maeda.

5: Cameron Carter-Vickers hit the winner. Tom Rogic scored the first goal in the 2-1 triumph.

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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