Joe Dodoo reflects on Old Firm memories

Joe Dodoo scores the second goal for Leicester

Mark Warburton has signed nine players for Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers, and one of them can't wait to face Celtic.

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Rangers new boy Joe Dodoo has told The Scottish Sun that he cannot wait to experience the Old Firm derby with Celtic after reflecting on how "crazy" he remembers it being.

The 21-year-old became Rangers' ninth signing of the summer last week and there is a growing confidence that the Gers can challenge Celtic for the Premiership title on their big return to the Scottish top flight this season, following a four-year absence.

Rangers fans display a banner

There should be a big acid test on September 10 as Rangers visit the Hoops in the first Old Firm derby in the league since 2012 - and both sets of fans will be relishing that clash.

Another man who cannot wait for that date is Dodoo, who joined up with Mark Warburton's side from Premier League champions Leicsester City six days ago, and the young striker's memories of Old Firm games has left him champing at the bit to be in the belly of the beast of it all.

“It should be great. I really can’t wait. I will need to ask a few of the guys what the occasion was like to get a heads up, or maybe go on YouTube," he told The Scottish Sun. “But I’ve watched Rangers v Celtic games before. When I was younger I used to watch matches like that on Sky Sports all the time.

“I remember thinking how crazy it looked. You could pick up on the tension between both sets of supporters and both sets of players. When the whistle goes, the tackles fly in and you feel the rivalry.

“I thought to myself: ‘This rivalry up in Scotland must be something else’ so it will be good for me to experience it as a Rangers player.”

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Rangers won the last Old Firm meeting - a Scottish Cup semi-final, in which Warburton's side edged out the Bhoys on penalties - and there didn't look to be a huge difference between both sides on the day.

The trouble is, Warburton has massively strenghtened his side since then and those on the blue half of the Old Firm divide will be optimistic that they can eclipse their bitter rivals this season.

Celtic fans in the stadium await the arrival of New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conference

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