Celtic loanee Luke Donnelly determined to score against Rangers

Celtic's Luke Donnelly (L) in action with Den Bosch's Maarten Boddaert

Celtic loanee has a crack at Rangers this weekend.

Celtic youngster Luke Donnelly has told Deadline News he is determined to score against Old Firm rivals Rangers this weekend.

Donnelly is on loan at Greenock Morton, sealing a switch earlier this week.


The forward has an immediate chance to make an impression, with Morton taking on Rangers in the Scottish Cup at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic's Luke Donnelly (L) in action with Den Bosch's Maarten BoddaertCeltic's Luke Donnelly (L) in action with Den Bosch's Maarten Boddaert

Donnelly has played in youth games against the Light Blues before and found the net, and is hopeful of doing so at senior level.

He said: "I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve got a decent record against Rangers for the under-20s, I’ve not been beaten away at Rangers.

"Celtic are quite strong at youth level, so hopefully that can continue. But, personally, I’ve not scored against them for a while, so there’s no better time to put that right than on Sunday."

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonUnder pressure... Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Despite Rangers' struggles to keep pace with Celtic this weekend, they will be heavy favourites for this weekend's cup clash.

They sit third in the Scottish Premiership, while Morton are in the division below, also placed in third.

Donnelly, 21, is a Scotland youth international but is yet to crack the Celtic first team. He faces a tall order to do so, but can raise his profile and win new fans if he plays a key role in downing Rangers at Ibrox this weekend.

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