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RODGERS LOOKING FORWARD TO FIRST IBROX IMPRESSION

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BRENDAN RODGERS is looking for his rampant Celtic side to impose themselves on Rangers when he makes his first trip to Ibrox tomorrow.

The Irishman has faced Mark Warburton’s side twice in his debut campaign at Parkhead with the Hoops winning both games, a 5-1 victory in the Premiership and a 1-0 win in the Betfred League Cup semi-final.
A 2-0 victory over Ross County on Wednesday was Celtic’s 14th successive league win and moved the team 16 points clear of their opponents with a game still in hand a vastly-superior goal difference.
Rodgers admitted: “I’m really looking forward to it. Obviously, we’ve had a couple of games against Rangers this season and played very well and got the victories.
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“We understand it will be another tough game for us. I expect a very tough game, an intense game, a great battle, I’m sure.
“But we arrive into the game obviously full of confidence and looking to impose our way of playing and our style on the game, but respect that it will be a tough match.

“In every game, you have to win your battle. Individually and collectively.

“We always aim to play with big intensity and big aggression in our game and that is with and without the ball, so we will anticipate that game again.

“What we have shown in the opening part of the season, there have been lots of games where you could say Celtic were under pressure.

“The Betfred Cup Final against Aberdeen, 2-0 down against Motherwell, the Champions League qualifiers, a number of other games and we have stayed calm and come through the pressure.

“So, we know it will be a great atmosphere at the game, but in terms of our game plan there is no change.

“We arrive into the game knowing we have averaged three goals away from home in the league so far.

“So, it points to us going into the game with a big confidence, but we understand and respect it is a difficult game.”
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