Celtic & Rangers latest: Deila insists his team can beat anybody; Law urges consistency

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Deila: we can beat anybody

Ronny Deila believes that Celtic can beat anybody if they show the standards which saw them batter Ross County at the weekend.

Deila's men ran out 5-0 winners on Saturday and Deila believes a repeat performance of that will see them past anybody.

"We know this is going to be a very tough game on Thursday, and we need to be as ready as we were on Saturday in the first half against Ross County," he said to the Scottish Evening Times.

"Then we can beat anybody."

Deila backs Johansen

Ronny Deila believes that Stefan Johansen is ready to make an impact at Celtic now.

The striker has made a slow start to his career at Celtic Park, but Deila believes his summer signing is in the best shape he has ever been.

"Stefan has been fantastic in the last four games he's played with the national team," he said to the Scottish Evening Times. "He is now in the best shape I have seen him in for a long time. And that includes our time together at Stromsgodset. He now seems more like the player I saw play for me there."

No more inconsistency for Rangers

Rangers midfielder Nicky Law says the team must avoid any more inconsistency over the rest of the season.

The Light Blues are already playing catch-up in the league and Law thinks that any slip-ups from now-on could prove to be costly.

“It’s something we need to rectify because it can’t happen any more this season," he said to Rangers' official site. "The gap is nine points at the minute and we’ve a game in hand.

“That’s too big and we need to close it in. We can’t afford to keep having little hiccups when Hearts aren’t doing that themselves. Hopefully we can rectify things.”

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