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Celtic & Rangers latest: Deila singles out 'unbelievable' Bhoys star for praise, McCulloch wants side to bounce back

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Deila on Johansen

Ronny Deila has paid tribute to the form of his midfield star Stefan Johansen over the past month.

Johansen has put in a number of dazzling performances for Celtic over the last few matches and Deila believes he is starting to show major improvements in his game. 

"Stefan has been unbelievable in the last month. He is stronger and is running more and faster - and he scores goals now," Deila told the Scottish Evening Times.

Miller on Scotland friendly

Rangers striker Kenny Miller may not be playing any part in Scotland's upcoming friendly against England, but he still has a vested interest in the match. 

The experienced front-man has retired from international football, but he wants his nation to claim the bragging rights by winning the non-competitive clash. 

“It is a friendly obviously, but in terms of the Scotland-England thing, there is a lot more at stake than just a friendly tie," he said to the Scotsman.

Lee McCulloch looking to bounce back

Experienced Rangers ace Lee McCulloch has urged his teammates to bounce back from a disappointing result this weekend by beating Hearts. 

The 'Gers could only draw 1-1 with Alloa and now the pressure is on as they prepare to face title-challenging Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday. 

"It is a chance to put right what we did wrong against Alloa on Saturday and I am sure we will be prepared.

"We certainly responded to the defeat at home against Hibs in September," he said to the Evening Times. "We managed to go on an eight-game winning run in all competitions. Hopefully we can do it again."

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