Rangers v Celtic preview

Lee McCulloch is unlikely to have any part to play for Rangers in

Sunday’s Old Firm derby. The midfielder had hoped to make his

comeback this weekend following knee surgery but the clash at Ibrox

looks set to come too soon. Jamie Ness is also rated doubtful,

after being forced out of last week’s win over St Mirren late on

with cramp, but has been given more of a chance of facing Celtic

than McCulloch. Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley will miss the game

with a hamstring injury. Defender Glenn Loovens is in contention,

however, after recovering from a hamstring injury. Midfielder Shaun

Maloney (thigh) is a doubt while defender Cha Du-ri is still

sidelined with an ankle injury. Rangers (from): McGregor,

Whittaker, Papac, Weir, Bougherra, Davis, Edu, Naismith, Fleck,

Lafferty, Jelavic, Healy, Hutton, Diouf, Foster, Kerkar, Wylde,

Alexander, Ness, McCulloch. Celtic (from): Forster, Wilson,

Majstorovic, Loovens, Mulgrew, Izaguirre, Samaras, Brown, Commons,

Ljungberg, Kayal, Ki, Forrest, Stokes, Hooper, Zaluska, Murphy,

Rogne, McGinn, Maloney.