Celtic & Rangers latest: Celtic favourites admits Rangers star, O'Dea gives his thoughts on derby

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Celtic favourites, says McGregor

Rangers ace Darren McGregor says that Celtic are favourites for the Old-Firm clash.

The experienced Light Blues man believes that the Bhoys have all the pressure on them in the match, but he has not ruled out an upset.

“There has been a lot said about Celtic being the favourites and I’d agree," he said to the Daily Record. "They’re playing at a higher level and have internationalists in every position."

“But my old team St Mirren proved in the League Cup semi-final a couple of years ago it’s not always the favourites who necessarily win."

O'Dea on the Old-Firm derby

Former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea says that the upcoming Old-Firm derby will be Ronny Deila's biggest game at Parkhead so far.

Celtic are due to face Rangers in the League Cup semi-final and O'Dea feels that it is a game which could define Deila's reign.

"It’s Deila’s biggest game," he told the Daily Record. "I came to Celtic when I was 15 and Tommy said, ‘You’ll only get judged on Rangers games. They’re the ones people remember.’"

“Hopefully it lives up to expectations.”

Lennon won't rule out Celtic return

Despite just becoming manager of Bolton Wanderers Neil Lennon is refusing to rule out a move back to Celtic Park at some point in the future.

Lennon says that he enjoyed his time with the Bhoys so much that a move back there later on his career is not out of the question.

“Yeah, I don’t see why not," he responded to the Daily Record when asked if a return was possible.

“I left on very good terms with the Board and with Peter and Mr Desmond. And we did say that if ever the opportunity came up again further down the line, if things were going well for both of us, I would have no hesitation in coming back."

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