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Celtic & Rangers latest: Deila loves working with this Celtic prospect; Aird wants to bounce back

We bring you the latest news from Celtic and Rangers.

Deila hails McGregor

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says that he loves working with Callum McGregor.

Deila has given McGregor his first chance in the Bhoys senior team and the youngster has grapsed it with both hands, being one of their most impressive performers so far.

He has clearly impressed his manager during this time and Deila says he will be given a crucial role on Thursday when the side take on Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League. 

"Callum is important for Thursday, yes," Deila said to the Evening Times. "To play at Celtic you have to be mentally strong, and he has that.

"He is a fantastic football player who I love working with."

Celtic wins most important

Virgil Van Dijk says that Celtic winning is more important than individual performances. 

The Bhoys take on Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League on Thursday and the Dutch defender is solely focusing on the three points. 

“We need to do well for the players, for the gaffer and for the fans and that’s the most important thing now," he said to the club's official site, "not how I play or how well I do, personally."

Fraser Aird looking to bounce back

Fraser Aird says that Rangers will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Hibernian last night at the quickest possible opportunity.

Rangers were humiliated in-front of their own fans, as they lost 3-1 to Hibs, and Aird admits that the performance wasn't good enough. 

“Rangers is a massive club," he told the official site. "The fans expect us to go out and win every single game and we need to show them on Saturday what we are all about.”

McCoist admits concern

Rangers boss Ally McCoist admits that he is concerned the club are so far behind the pace already.

The Light Blues are a considerable distance behind Hearts, who top the Scottish Championship, and McCoist admits it is a gap that needs to be closed.

"It's a marathon in the league and we have lost at home to what most people would regard to be our biggest rivals for automatic promotion so it's concerning," he said to STV.

"It's something we need to look at." 

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