Frank McAvennie says this Celtic player must start against Ibrox side Rangers, predicts outcome

Ibrox side Rangers will face Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup on Sunday afternoon.

Frank McAvennie has suggested to The Scottish Sun that Celtic will win against Rangers this weekend.

Celtic will take on Old Firm rivals Rangers at Hampden Park in Glasgow in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The Bhoys will head into the game as favourites, although they will be given a run for their money by the Gers.

Former Celtic striker McAvennie believes that Ronny Deila’s side will win the match and progress to the final of the Scottish Cup this season.

“When was the last time that the world was watching Scottish football?” the former Scotland international told The Scottish Sun. “I’m delighted there’s going to be four games a season and I just can’t see Celtic losing this one.”

McAvennie has also claimed that Celtic manager Deila should include 32-year-old attacking midfielder Kris Commons in the starting lineup against Rangers on Sunday.

“The biggest thing for Celtic this weekend is with a confident Griffiths you’ve got to get Commons on the park,” McAvennie told The Scottish Sun. “I just don’t understand — and I’ll never understand — why he’s not playing. In my humble opinion he’s the best player Celtic have got and he’s got to start the game.”

Commons is a very creative player, and his invention and imagination could make it tough for Rangers.

Rangers are brilliant going forward, but defensively they have been caught out on many occasions this campaign.

The presence of the former Nottingham Forest and Derby County attacking midfielder in the Celtic team right from the start is certainly going to enhance the Hoops’ chances of winning the Scottish Cup semi-final tie against the Gers.

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