Lee McCulloch is a player who has enjoyed Old Firm success for Rangers and knows full well how important winning these games are.

The former utility man has scored the winning goal in a derby but also been on the end of painful defeats but will be hoping for his boyhood club to put a marker down this weekend.

Speaking on BBC Sportsound, Lee McCulloch was asked by This is Ibrox’s Scott Paterson what it takes to win Old Firm games and what Rangers will need to take all three points.

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The pressure is already being cranked up on Brendan Rodgers, two games without scoring and knocked out of the league cup too.

Lee McCulloch highlights Rangers Old Firm advantage

Asked what he thought could be the difference in the build up to the first Old Firm of the season, Lee McCulloch said:

“Adrenaline going into an Old Firm game obviously helps.

“I’ll tell you the other thing, that the manager’s got is a fully fit squad.

“Kemar Roofe getting a goal and some minutes today and Lawrence getting some minutes.

‘Matondo and Sima I think will play during the week and then he’ll mix it up again for the Old Firm.

“The manager’s got options and it’s a great thing for him.”

Celtic maybe don’t have as many injuries as is being made out but not having their two first choice central defenders or Reo Hatate does make them weaker.

In the other hand, Rangers have a full squad for Michael Beale to choose from.

Tom Lawrence and Kemar Roofe are back and available and Ridvan Yilmaz is also back in full training.

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You’d have to go back three seasons, at least, to find a similar situation.

What this means though, is that the Gers boss has no excuses.

The PSV Eindhoven tie can be used as a positive to get us used to playing a decent side and their will be rotation due to the different tactics.

Lee McCulloch is right, Rangers do have an advantage but it’s nothing if we don’t make full use of it.

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