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Riseth: What I'll tell Deila before Old Firm clash

Former Celtic player Vidar Riseth has revealed the advice he'll give to Ronny Deila ahead of the Old Firm game this weekend.

Former Celtic star Vidar Riseth has told the Daily Mail what he’ll tell Celtic manager Ronny Deila before the Old Firm derby this weekend.

Riseth has played under Deila previously in his career and the Celtic boss will reportedly consult him ahead of the League Cup game against Rangers.

“I know what I’m going to say to Ronny: Go out, kick them and win this battle!” he said.

“It’s about playing for the fans and giving 100 per cent. The fans want to see a rough, tough game but also a good one in which Celtic play their football and win.”

“I’ve spoken to Ronny a lot about the whole Old Firm experience and I’m coming over for the game.”

Celtic could opt for the physical approach and attempts to intimidate Rangers, but that carries risks.

There is an obvious risk that the passion and emotion of the occasion will cause tempers to get fired up and if players aren’t sensible, there is the threat either side could find themselves at a numerical disadvantage early on.

It’s also a risk because it could be exactly the sort of game Rangers are looking for. It suits them because it levels the playing field in terms of quality.

If Celtic keep the ball and work away on the Rangers defence, they should have more than enough quality about their team to force a win over the course of the game.

Deila should stress a fast start, announce their presence with one or two big challenges and then ease into the quality football Celtic produce when they are at their best.

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