Rodgers: Rangers need to win Old Firm derby

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers waves to the crowd at the final whistle as Celtic win 3-0 during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park

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In addition to that, Celtic played over half-an-hour with 10 men after a red card for Jozo Simunovic, before second-half substitute Odsonne Edouard curled home a wonderful victor for the Hoops.

Rangers were promoted to the top flight last season but Brendan Rodgers' Celtic won five of six derbies on their way to a sixth successive title and a historic treble, while the Gers languished 39 points behind in third place.

Rodgers said: "Broony is a big-game player". "Just walking out to the arena and seeing what it means, the colours and the pageantry, hearing the noise and experiencing that will get people to the level they need to be at".

"There was a lot of talk before the game but the guys kept their humility and came from behind twice to come up with a brilliant win".

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Daniel Candeias rattled the hosts ahead once more, before Moussa Dembele equalised on the stroke of half-time.

With the game finely poised at 2-2 after a pulsating first half, the Croatian defender was sent for an early shower when he was adjudged to have elbowed Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

But Rodgers was thrilled by his team's reaction to the red card, Edouard's 69th-minute strike, coupled with staunch defence, securing the three points.

"I thought the second goal in particular highlighted that the basics weren't right - fundamental defending and you can't get done by one simple ball".

"The game itself is a wonderful game and I'm lucky enough to have been involved in eight of them", Rodgers said.

"We gave him an idea last night that he would be playing but it was only officially this morning that we said, 'Listen, your first game for Celtic is at Ibrox". They did a lot of talking beforehand - we stayed quiet.

"What we have to do is make sure these games - there will be three of them - are meaningful between now and the end of the season".

'But when you come to one of your rivals and perform like we did and be up against it with 10 men for 30 minutes you are entitled to celebrate.

"We started really well, obviously the stadium gets rocking after the first goal".

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