Rangers bid to prevent Celtic title party at Ibrox

Rangers have made five changes from last week’s defeat to Dundee United as they aim to prevent Celtic from claiming the victory that would see them to win the SPL title at Ibrox today.

Steven Whittaker makes his first appearance since December 24 after recovering from a groin problem, while Sasa Papac has shrugged off a knock to start the Old Firm clash.

Defensive duo Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian are back from suspension and Sone Aluko has also been drafted back into the starting line-up.

Celtic are without James Forrest, who misses out with an ankle injury, while Gary Hooper starts on the bench after being rated doubtful with a dead leg.

Rangers: McGregor, Goian, Bocanegra, Papac, Whittaker, McCabe, Davis, Edu, Wallace, Aluko, McCulloch.

Subs: Alexander, Lafferty, Bedoya, Kerkar, Perry, Little, Mitchell.

Celtic: Forster, Cha, Rogne, Mulgrew, Matthews, Brown, Wanyama, Ki, Ledley, Stokes, Samaras.

Subs: Zaluska, Izaguirre, Kelvin Wilson, Commons, Brozek, McGeough, Hooper.

Referee: Calum Murray.

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