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Steven Gerrard Confirms Celtic Will Not Receive Guard Of Honour At Ibrox

Steven Gerrard Confirms Celtic Will Not Receive Guard Of Honour At Ibrox

Celtic will take on Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday, having already secured an eighth consecutive Scottish title. While Rangers did improve a bit this season, they could ultimately do very little to stop their city rivals from retaining their crown.

Celtic are currently nine points clear at the top of the league, but it seems that Rangers will not acknowledge their achievements so far this season.

Steven Gerrard has confirmed that his side will not provide Celtic with a guard of honour on Sunday, as is the tradition. He said the decision to not do so was not his, but instead made by the club.

To be honest with you my thoughts on it are not important on that subject.

The club have made a decision on that and decided there won't be a guard of honour, so my thoughts are irrelevant.

I will follow what I'm told to do by the people in charge of the club.

While it may be tradition, there was never any chance that Rangers were going to applaud their rivals onto the pitch this weekend.

They will enter the game hoping to dent the party atmosphere that has been present amongst Celtic fans in the past week, and halt their momentum heading into the upcoming Scottish Cup final against Hearts.

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Should Celtic win that game at Hampden Park, it will be the third season in succession that they have won every available domestic title, a remarkable achievement.

When it comes to the guard of honour, it seems Hoops players are not too fussed. Callum McGregor says they do not need the recognition of their rivals to know what they have achieved.

We haven't spoken about it this week.

We know we deserve to be champions, that's enough for us in there. We know how difficult it is to get over the line every season and we manage to do it.

We don't need anyone else to pat us on the back. We know it is a job well done.

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Gary Connaughton

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