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5 key players to watch in the Old Firm derby this weekend 

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22 Sep 2017, 17:44 IST

Old Firm derby will be contested on Saturday
Old Firm derby will be contested on Saturday

Two of Scotland's greatest clubs will battle it out again this Saturday as Rangers and Celtic contest the Old Firm derby at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow.

Celtic will head into the game as favourites, currently top of the table, the defending champions under Brendan Rodgers are the team to beat in the Scottish league.

Rangers and their manager Pedro Caixinha will be keen to avenge the heavy losses sustained at the hands of their arch-rivals last season in both the league and cup.

A win at The Ibrox will see Rangers reduce the gap created by Celtic at the top to just 3 points. 

A crucial game in the context of the Scottish league season this year and a crucial game for both sets of fans every year, this game is a special occasion for any player involved.

To score a goal in an Old Firm game is what most dream of, but only a seldom few get to experience.

Here we take a look at 5 key players to watch this Saturday, who could go down in Old Firm derby history. 

#5. Leigh Griffiths

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The Scottish international is primed to go this Saturday against Rangers - he hinted at bringing back the scarf celebration he has made famous and got stick for, if he manages to net a goal at the Ibrox. Having done so before, the 27-year-old has the experience and composure in games of this magnitude to produce some breathtaking performances. 

The former Wolves player has notched a staggering 66 goals in 99 appearances for Celtic in his four seasons at the club.

A key player for Brendan Rodgers' side, Griffiths stocky build, deceptive turn of pace and powerful shot make him a likely contender to break open Rangers defence and continue Celtics' charge towards another league crown.

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