By Alison McConnell
Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has insisted that the Ibrox side are ready to forget their PSV humilation and end the week on a high by beating Celtic on Sunday.
The Scotland internatioanlist believes there is no better game for Rangers to head into on the back of their failed Champions League ambitions as he has targeted all three points from Brendan Rodgers side.
“Obviously midweek was hugely disappointing for us, it is important we park that and don’t take it into the weekend as it is a massive game,” said Jack. “It is a massive game for us. A chance to put down a marker in the first Old Firm is something we always want to do. Three points are up for grabs that we want.
“It is going to be a top atmosphere, the pace of the match will be electric. It is also important that we stay calm and play our game. It is important we use our fans as an advantage at the weekend, put our bodies on the line and give everything.
“When you sign you know the demands at this football club. We are going fully prepared, focused and ready to go get three points at the weekend. We have to stay together as a group. After a bad result there is no better game for us to go and respond.
“A big aim for us this season is to win the league. We want to be in a good position heading into the international break.”
Celtic go into the game on the back of an insipid start to the season with Celtic out of the Viaplay League Cup and having dropped points at home to St Johnstone last weekend. This is the first meeting against Rangers for Rodgers since his return to Celtic with Jack expecting a different style than that offered by Ange Postecoglou’s side.
“Obviously we now face a different style and players but we focus on ourselves,” said Jack. “Our focus after Wednesday night was all on this match and preparing. We want to turn up and get three points for the club, the staff and the fans. We go into this in good form in the league, we need to continue that.”
Rangers discovered their Europa League fate this afternoon with games against Sparta Prague, Real Betis and Aris Limassol looming.
“It is a tough group, some tough tests but for now all our focus is on the weekend,” said Jack.
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