Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has insisted that his side are guaranteed to beat Rangers if they play their best, regardless of how well Rangers play.

Gordon believes that a below-par performance from the Hoops allowed Rangers to take a point in their last visit to Parkhead back in March.

On that day, Graeme Murty took charge as caretaker manager for the Ibrox club. Now permanent manager, Murty will be hoping to at least replicate his success again when the two clubs face off in the Old Firm derby tomorrow.

But Gordon has no doubt that his team have more than enough to beat whatever Rangers put out. He said;

We know it will be a battle, that Rangers will come out and try to make a few tackles because it’s a derby game and they have to do that.

We have to be ready for that and stand up to it. But at the same time, we have to stay calm and play the type of football we know. If we do play how we can, then we will win the match.

We didn’t play particularly well in the game in March and Rangers did. It shows that on any given day, you can go close to losing to anyone. We didn’t play to our standards and we nearly got caught out. We probably didn’t deserve any more than a draw out of that game.

It’s a reminder of what can happen if we drop a level. But we know that if we play to the best of our ability, we will win.

Celtic will take on Rangers at Paradise tomorrow morning, with the away side looking to close the three point gap on Aberdeen in second place.