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Murty making his mark at Gers: Rodgers


By Ronnie Esplin

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says he's glad to see Graeme Murty remain in the Rangers hotseat but the Ulsterman has warned his counterpart he doesn't plan on losing an Old Firm match for the first time.

Murty is now boss full-time until the summer, and after guiding the Gers to a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park while in interim charge last season, the Ibrox chief wants a big end-of-year win at Parkhead today (12pm).

Rodgers, meanwhile, hopes his side can strengthen their grip on the title.

"I'm glad for Graeme that he eventually got the job until the end of the season," Rodgers said.

"He's clearly good at his job. He's still held with a respect within the club. He's earned the right to get that opportunity and he'll be looking to put his own stamp on it.

"They're special fixtures wherever they are, but of course it's always special to play them at Celtic Park," Rodgers added.

"It being the last game of what has been an incredible year for us, we obviously want to win it.

"They're pressure games and ones you look forward to. We want to make our fans proud and we want to win the game."

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