Rangers v Celtic: What has changed since 2015 clash?

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Rangers have been drawn against Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

Rangers are set to take on Celtic in April in the Scottish Cup, meeting for the first time since February 2015.

That day, Celtic could have really embarrassed the Gers, scoring early in the game before easing off in the second half.

The final result was 2-0 to Celtic, thanks to Leigh Griffiths and Kris Commons, but this year’s clash should be a much closer challenge.

Whilst the Celtic squad has arguably regressed under Ronny Deila, Rangers have grown into a formidable side with Mark Warburton in charge.

The Gers defeated Dundee 4-0 over the weekend, just days after Celtic had failed to beat the same opposition, but the truly telling difference between the two teams are their respective starting line-ups.

Celtic’s starting XI is expected to be very similar to the one which lined up last season, whereas Rangers’ lineup will be almost completely different.

Jason Denayer, Virgil van Dijk and Anthony Stokes are no longer part of the Celtic squad, and Emilio Izaguirre is sure to miss out, with Kieran Tierney in his place.

Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace are likely to be the only two Rangers players who start who also played in last season’s game, whilst Mark Warburton is now in charge rather than interim boss Kenny McDowall.

There have been changes aplenty at Ibrox in the year since that last clash with Celtic, and the Gers will pose a real threat to their Old Firm rivals this time round.

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