Celtic B face Rangers B on Sunday at Ibrox in the third clash of the sides so far this season. Up to this point, Celtic remain undefeated against their great rivals courtesy of a memorable 5-2 win at Celtic Park in December and a recent 3-1 triumph at Murray Park in the Glasgow Cup.
This weekend’s clash is in the Lowland League where the sides are separated by just two points, with the Hoops looking to leapfrog their rivals into second with a win.
Ahead of the hotly anticipated showdown, Celtic B captain Matthew Anderson spoke to official club media, outlining his desire to make it three wins in three derbies this campaign. The full interview can be seen below:
Anderson said he is ‘buzzing’ going into the tie whilst also stating how a recent late equaliser against league leaders Spartans shows the grit of his side:
“It was a really late goal but we kept going and even after the equaliser we were looking for the winner so it just shows the team spirit”
In the game, it was Daniel Cummings who netted in stoppage time to level things up and make sure Celtic weren’t going into Sunday’s derby off the back of a defeat. The young Hoops have enjoyed a wealth of success against the Gers so far this campaign, this is something Anderson also touched on as well as his desire to taste sweet derby victory once more:
“We’ve obviously played them twice and we’ve won twice this season so hopefully we can just carry that on and get three wins out of three”
Clearly, Anderson will settle for nothing but a win against Rangers and the fact his side have won twice against them this season means they should be full of confidence going into the game. Another victory for the Celts would keep the derby clean sweep going whilst also boosting their title hopes. Celtic B do currently remain six points behind table toppers Spartans but as Anderson went on to say, all the Bhoys can do is continue winning:
“We’re near the top of the league so all we can do is keep winning and hopefully something can happen for us but I think it’s been a really good season”
As mentioned, Celtic B’s clash with Rangers takes place on Sunday at 2pm. Anderson and co. will be aiming to make a mark at Ibrox and carry on their derby dynasty for 2022/23.