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Gerrard: No guard of honour for Celtic

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: Scott Brown and Scott Bain of Celtic are confronted by Andy Halliday of Rangers at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed there will not be a guard of honour for Scottish champions Celtic at Ibrox before Sunday’s Old Firm game.

 

Celtic wrapped up their eighth successive Premiership title with a 3-0 win at Aberdeen last week to keep their hopes of winning a domestic-treble for the third time in their history alive.

However, they still need to overcome Hearts in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on May 25.

Gerrard, speaking ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm derby, says the final call came from the club.

He said via the club’s website: “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.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 29: Referee, John Beaton shows a yellow card to Mikael Lustig of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor insists he and his team-mates will not be bothered if Rangers refuse to acknowledge their achievement.