Brendan Rodgers: Celtic want to win but Rangers need it more

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic want to win but Rangers need it more

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic want to win but Rangers need it more

The 21-year-old centre-back has stated that training with Morelos and Cummings is making him a better player, which is a bit unusual given that they are strikers and Bates is a defender.

Murty's men have been in impressive form of late, winning their last six consecutive matches in all competitions, with their most recent victory being a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Falkirk in the Scottish Cup quarter-final, a result that booked their place in the competition's last four, where they will come up against arch-rivals Celtic.

"It will be a tough game for us at Ibrox, of course, but we'll get ready".

"We want to win it, of course, the same as every game we play, and especially against our rivals".

"If we take all three points then it will be another sign that we're improving and getting closer to where we want to be". We're not like that.

The Light Blues host Celtic at Ibrox as they look to cut the gap at the top of the table to three points.

Celtic have some superb attacking players, such as Scott Sinclair, James Forrest and Moussa Dembele, and it will be interesting to see how Bates copes.

"Celtic, on their day, are a very good side".

"We will do what we have always done, which is to respect the other team that we play, no matter who it is. Yeah there was a cheer but we're just happy to be in the next round with a big game coming up". We've been conceding a few chances at the back recently, too, but not much.

"We are confident going in".

"I used to watch Italian football when I was younger and I used to always love Juventus", he told Celtic TV, when asked if he was not playing in Scotland, who would he like to play for.

Sunderland must be anxious about losing players in the summer window with a drop down to League One looking more likely than not right now.

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