Rangers have plenty of injury troubles to deal with as they prepare to take on Ange Postecoglou’s all-conquering Celtic this weekend.

The Hoops face their bitter rivals at Hampden on Sunday afternoon, knowing that victory will secure the first part of a potential treble.

Mercifully, we don’t seem to have too many fitness troubles ahead of the big game, with David Turnbull and Aaron Mooy the only real doubts at this point.

Aaron Mooy has been a vital player for Celtic since the World Cup
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On Tuesday, Ange Postecoglou told Celtic TV that he expects both to be in training this week.

So we may well have a full squad to choose from on Sunday. That can’t have happened many times under Postecoglou?

In contrast, our rivals have plenty of injury troubles if their boss Michael Beale is to be believed.

A recent Daily Record article suggested the Ibrox side could be without as many as ten first-team players for the game, although such an eventuality is unlikely.

Definitely ruled out of the final are John Souttar, Tom Lawrence, Rabbi Matondo, Ridvan Yilmaz, Filip Helander and Steven Davis.

Malik Tillman, John Lundstram and Ryan Jack all missed their game against Livingston last weekend, with Beale confirming that none of them had trained on Tuesday.

Ryan Jack in tears back in 2019
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Kemar Roofe is also a doubt after picking up an issue last Saturday’s game.

The cynic in this writer wonders if Beale is simply giving a worst case scenario, only for the likes of Tillman and Jack to play on Sunday.

The good thing is that such an event wouldn’t change Celtic’s approach to the game.

Let’s just hope Mooy and Turnbull are ready to go and we get no bad news in training. Both of those players could offer something important over 90 or 120 minutes at Hampden.

In other news, the SFA will be hoping to avoid a repeat of an embarrassing episode at Hampden this weekend

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