Team news: Celtic and Rangers line-ups announced ahead of the derby

The first Old Firm game of the season kicks off on Saturday lunchtime.

Team news: Postecoglou and Van Bronckhorst name their Celtic and Rangers sides SNS Group

Ange Postecoglou and Giovanni van Bronckhorst have named their Celtic and Rangers teams for the first meeting between the pair this season.

The sides are at Celtic Park for a top of the table clash, with Celtic two points ahead in the Premiership after five games.

Midweek cup wins mean both go into the fixture on the back of wins, with Rangers beating Queen of the South 3-1 at Ibrox and Celtic 4-1 victors at Ross County.

Now they go head to head hoping for a statement win in the title race and also a huge boost ahead of the Champions League group stage beginning next week.

Postecoglou and Van Bronckhorst have both named attacking sides, with plenty on the bench to to introduce as the action unfolds.

Joe Hart returns in goal for Celtic after missing the trip to Ross County.

Greg Taylor, Carl Starfelt, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Josip Juranovic make up the back four. Captain Callum McGregor, Matt O’Riley and Reo Hatate make up a midfield trio.

Kyogo Furuhashi starts through the middle in attack and is flanked by Jota and Liel Abada.

On the bench for the hosts are Scott Bain, Moritz Jenz, Anthony Ralston, David Turnbull, James McCarthy, Aaron Mooy, Daizen Maeda, Sead Haksabanovic and Giorgos Giakoumakis.

Rangers line up with Jon McLaughlin in goal and a defence of Borna Barisic, James Sands, Connor Goldson and James Tavernier.

John Lundstram, Steven Davis and Glen Kamara anchor the midfield with Ryan Kent and Malik Tillman supporting striker Antonio Colak.

The Rangers substitutes are: Allan McGregor, Ridvan Yilmaz, Leon King, Adam Devine, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Scott Wright, Fashion Sakala Jnr and Alfredo Morelos.

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