BRENDAN RODGERS is aiming to maintain his perfect Ibrox record when he takes Celtic across the city to face Rangers on Sunday.

The Irishman led Celtic to double success in the Premiership last season, 2-1 on Hogmanay and 5-1 in April.

This time around, goals from Australian midfielder Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths made certain of a 2-0 triumph in Govan in September.

Now he is looking for a foursome at the weekend and the Hoops boss said: “We’ve got a lot of work to do and we’ll need to perform better and more consistently in that game.

“But we’ve gone there three times before and performed very well. There’s huge pressure on Rangers in the game.

“For us, we’ll have a good working week and go into it and work as well as well can.

“Having a full week’s preparation will make a massive difference. The objective on Saturday was to get the game done and get through to the Scottish Cup semi-final.

“It will be a tough game for us, of course, but we’ll get ready.

“We’ll work on some elements of where we can hurt them and prepare really well for that and go there with confidence.”

* Rodgers was talking to the Celtic View, on sale now.

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