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Graeme Murty confirms Glasgow Rangers striker Jason Cummings is pushing for start against Celtic

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers are due to take on Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graeme Murty has told the Scotsman that Jason Cummings is knocking on the door for a starting place for Glasgow Rangers in the Old-Firm derby.

Murty goes into Sunday’s match against Celtic with a selection dilemma, as his side have been in such good form.

Many of Rangers’ fringe players have impressed over recent weeks, with his whole squad pushing for starts.

Cummings scored three goals in Rangers’ last outing, as they beat Falkirk 4-1.

Jason Cummings of Rangers is congratulated by his team mates after scoring his second goal of the game during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Falkirk at Ibrox...

And Murty has suggested that Cummings is right at the front of the queue for earning a starting place.

“I am quite relaxed regarding the weekend. I haven’t actually looked forward to the weekend yet, I am sure I will have a few people knocking on my door saying that they want to be involved and Jason Cummings will probably be at the front of that queue,” he said.

“People have been desperate to get on the pitch, people are desperate to impress and I think this game coming up is the game that everyone wants to be involved in.”

Jason Cummings of Rangers reacts as he scores his third goal of the game during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Falkirk at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2018 in...

Cummings only arrived at Rangers in January, on loan from Nottingham Forest, but he has wasted no time making an impression.

The 22-year-old forward has already netted five goals for Rangers, and shown his ability to score in Scotland.

If Rangers are able to beat Celtic at the weekend, they could to move to within three points of Brendan Rodgers’ side at the top of the league.

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