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Celtic's Scott Brown admits Rangers improvement

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers take on Brendan Rodgers's Celtic at Parkhead on Saturday.

Rangers Head Coach Graeme Murty looks on during The Scottish FA Youth Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic captain Scott Brown has admitted to Sky Sports News that Rangers have improved under Graeme Murty.

Both Old Firm rivals do battle at Parkhead on Saturday and the Celtic skipper is wary of the ever-improving Gers since the 43-year-old has taken charge.

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Rangers' failure to hire a long-term replacment for Pedro Caixinha saw Murty given the role until the end of the season, and the former Reading defender has done a decent job.

Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Ibrox side bounced back from two successive defeats by beating Motherwell 2-0 on Wednesday night to make it seven victories in 11 Premiership games for Murty.

In that time, the Ibrox side managed to win four Premiership matches in a row, the first time that Rangers have won three or more on the spin for a year, and the Celtic star has conceded that his bitter rivals have come on since he took over from the Portuguese in October.

He said to Sky Sports News: "I think they [Rangers] have improved under Graeme. I think he has done a good job with them. It was obviously hard job coming in to be caretaker.

Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty gestures to his team from the sideline after their equalising goal during the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Celtic...

"It is a huge game for us. It is at Celtic Park so we have got to make sure that we dominate the game.

"We are all looking forward to it, plus it gives the fans the bragging rights for the next couple of weeks going into the winter break."

If Rangers have designs on winning the Premiership, victory is a must. Brendan Rodgers's side are 11 points clear of the Gers for now and, realistically, that needs to be eight by full-time on Saturday otherwise it's most likely going to be seven titles in a row come May.

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