Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists he has no fears about being able to raise his players for the Old Firm game despite their dreadful preparation for the clash against Celtic.

The Scottish champions had hoped to strengthen their grasp on top spot in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League ahead of the trip to Parkhead, but instead slumped to a 2-1 defeat at St Mirren on Christmas Eve. Rangers could also be without Lee McCulloch and Dorin Goian on Wednesday night, after both players were shown red cards against Saints.

"I can assure you we will be ready for the game, I can guarantee you that," said McCoist. "It's going to be a tough game but we will be ready and the players won't need lifted for that one because it's a big, big game."

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