Former Ibrox captain Barry Ferguson thinks manager Neil Lennon can worry Rangers this Sunday by opting to play a 3-5-2 formation, speaking on PLZ Soccer.

Lennon has found a lot of success domestically since the turn of the year by utilising both Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths in the Hoops attack, largely opting to stop the use of a 4-2-3-1 shape.

Griffiths showed just how lethal he can be at the weekend, punishing St Mirren with a hat-trick.


Edouard meanwhile continues to look like the prime player in Scottish football right now.

Breaking up that partnership isn’t something many fans think Lennon should consider and it’s a duo that even has big Rangers men worried.

Asked whether seeing both the Scotland international and French U21 international line up together would worry the Ibrox defence, Ferguson was clear.

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Speaking to PLZ Soccer, he said: “Yeah.

“Every time I have watched Celtic with the 3-5-2 formation they look at their strongest.

“If Neil Lennon comes and plays that way then Rangers will be in for a tough time, there is no doubt about that.”

It remains to be seen what kind of tactics Lennon will employ at Ibrox.

I’d love to see an attacking Celtic team fielded. With our points advantage being what it is, we should have no fear about the outcome of Sunday’s match.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

With Celtic also well-rested and in fantastic attacking form, there’s really no excuse not to go with a Griffiths and Edouard combination.

The manager though will also know that a draw effectively ruins any remaining hope that Rangers have of clawing back our lead at the top of the table. Pragmatism could come into play.

If the words of Ferguson are anything to go by though, Lennon can put Rangers on the back foot from the first whistle.

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