By Doug Ward

18th Apr, 2021 | 1:47pm

Rangers team news: Gerrard confirms starting XI v Celtic

Rangers have confirmed Steven Gerrard has made one change to his team ahead of playing Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.

The Light Blues’ Twitter account announced prior to kick-off in the Scottish Cup showdown that attacker Kemar Roofe has been dropped with Scott Arfield replacing him in the only change from the win over Hibs last time out.

Let’s do the double

Celtic have failed to beat us all season and Gerrard’s men have only suffered defeat to one other Scottish side this term.

While the Hoops have shown a tiny bit of improvement as of late, the Premiership champions have started to slow down a bit with their form in recent fixtures nowhere near as scintillating as it was earlier on in the campaign.

Gerrard’s men beat Cove Rangers, as expected, with ease in the last round of the Scottish Cup but weren’t at their best in the 2-1 win over Hibernian the following week.

Prior to those two games, we were held to a 1-1 draw by Celtic and were knocked out of the Europa League to Slavia Prague.

It’s been a slow few weeks due to being knocked out of Europe and the international break, which might not have helped Rangers’ momentum.

But it has been the same for Celtic and here’s where we really need to show them why we’re the best team in Scotland and stop them from winning any silverware – and stop them even coming close to winning silverware – in what has been a disastrous campaign in the East End.

In other Rangers news, Mike Ashley is set to wrap up a £5million Gers-esque deal at Newcastle.