CHARLIE MULGREW has warned the current crop of Celtic players there’s no such thing as a meaningless Glasgow Derby and Neil Lennon will not accept second best on Sunday.
If any players think they can go on holiday before the Scottish Cup final might want to think again after Mulgrew revealed how Neil Lennon treats these games.
The former Celtic defender even said Neil had him by the throat during one encounter in the dressing room in the heat of a Glasgow Derby.
“But it doesn’t matter if it’s the first meeting or last as players are just desperate to win.” Mulgrew told RecordSport.
“These are the games that matter most to players and fans. It doesn’t matter if the league is wrapped up, derby matches are just special to play in.
“The Rangers team and their fans will want to win this game especially and give themselves a lift going into next season.”
“Being banished didn’t bother him in the slightest – Lenny was more annoyed at how Celtic played and the fact that we blew a golden opportunity to win the league at Ibrox.
“He probably had me by the throat at one stage!
“Lenny will have Celtic fired up and he’ll love it. He’ll want to get one upon Rangers as it might be the last chance he gets to manage a Celtic team at Ibrox.”
Celtic go into the game with nothing to play for but bragging rights but that should be enough for the squad who will go to Ibrox looking for retribution after last December’s clash.
The bhoys were on their knees with injuries when Brendan Rodgers took his team to Govan and were beaten 1-0. That day, Callum McGregor played left back while Mikey Johnstone was our sole striker. This time around Celtic are much stronger and they should be going for the win against Steven Gerrard’s men.