Barry Ferguson warns Rangers against Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard

Celtic's Shunsuke Nakamura (R) plays against Rangers' Barry Ferguson (L) during the League Cup final football match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, on March 15, 2009. AFP PHOTO

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers will face Neil Lennon’s Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.

A general view of the stadium ahead of the pre-season friendly between Glasgow Rangers and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.Ibrox Stadium of Rangers

Barry Ferguson has given his take on Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard in The Daily Record ahead of the Old Firm derby against Rangers at Ibrox this weekend.

Former Rangers midfielder Ferguson has said that Edouard does not always look interested in games.

However, Ferguson has warned Rangers not to get complacent against the French striker on Sunday afternoon, and has suggested that Steven Gerrard’s side should not allow the 21-year-old to settle in the game.

Ferguson wrote in The Daily Record: “I’d tell him (Katic) and Goldson to put an early marker on Odsonne Edouard who can be such a dangerous customer when he’s allowed to settle into a game.

“Don’t give him time. Don’t let him get into his rhythm in the first 10 minutes because if he’s in the mood you’re in trouble.

“I’m not saying Edouard is the type who chucks it but I do think he can look disinterested from time to time when things aren’t going his way – or when he’s not getting the service he needs from the guys in midfield.”

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic FC runs with the ball during a UEFA Europa League qualification match between AIK and Celtic FC at Friends arena on August 29, 2019 in Solna, Sweden.

Big-game player

Edouard does lack consistency in his game and needs to score more goals against the ‘lesser’ sides, but the striker is at his absolute best when it comes to big games, such as Old Firm derby.

According to The Glasgow Evening Times, the striker has scored four goals against Rangers and has bagged 44 in total for Celtic.

The 21-year-old does not always appear to be in games, but he can conjure up moments of magic and is technically brilliant.

One should not be surprised if Edouard scores yet again against Rangers at Ibrox in the Old Firm derby on Sunday.

AIK's Per Karlsson vies with Celtic's Odsonne Edouard during the UEFA Europa League play-off, second leg football match between AIK and Celtic FC at Friends Arena, on August 29, 2019 in...

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