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McCulloch warns Rangers ahead of Old Firm clash

Rangers captain Lee McCulloch says the game against Celtic is going to be difficult for his side.

Rangers captain Lee McCulloch has told the Daily Mail he feels the Old Firm derby against Celtic will be ‘hard’ for his team.

Rangers head into the match as underdogs against the Scottish champions, with the chance to cause an upset in the League Cup.

McCulloch is aware that his side are up against it heading into the match, but suggests they can get a result.

“We just need to go and enjoy the occasion. We need to play well if we want to win the match. We are massive underdogs,” he said.

“It’s good we have a mentality that we want to go and show people we are capable of winning.”

“What I would say is it’s going to be really hard for us, just like it has been in the past. Sunday will be no different.”

Rangers have to do the basics well, hope that Celtic have an off day and also hope for a little bit of luck going in their favour.

It will be interesting to see how they approach the game but if they sit back and take a lot of pressure, they could be picked off over the course of the game.

It’s important they don’t show any fear or notion of being intimidated because Celtic will seize on that.

The captain, and the other key leaders in the team, can ensure that doesn’t happen by presenting a strong and unified front and demanding that the side starts the game in the right way.

McCulloch has a big role to play of Rangers are going to pull off a win and get one over on their greatest rivals.

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