Rangers handed injury concern before facing Celtic

Heart of Midlothian v Rangers - Viaplay Cup Semi Final
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With a 2-0 win over Motherwell, the Rangers continued their good run of form. Philippe Clement's team are certainly the ones with all the momentum on their side, as we get closer to the Glasgow Derby. Both teams have midweek fixtures, with Celtic facing Dundee FC and the Ibrox club taking on Ross County, but will surely have half an eye on next weekend by then.

It looks like the Rangers might have been handed an injury problem in their recent game against Motherwell though. Connor Goldson has been a key part of their team throughout the campaign.

But Goldson had to be replaced late on in the win against Motherwell with what was believed to be a groin strain. It remains to be seen if that keeps him out of next week's Glasgow Derby.

As reported by Football Scotland, Clement told BBC Scotland about the situation of Goldson:

"I hope it will be okay.

"He felt a little bit in his groin at the end of the game. But we will see, we will make an assessment tomorrow.

"I don't know if players will come back. For sure, not many. We will see in the next couple of days. It's day by day seeing what the situation is."

Rangers handed injury concern before facing Celtic

Celtic cannot spend any time looking towards what is going on at Ibrox though. They have enough problems of their own and need to get things back on track at Parkhead first and foremost.

They might not have put in a fantastic performance against Livingston this weekend at Parkhead but did get a win. That was the most vital thing after back-to-back defeats in the league.

Now, this team needs to build back their confidence and some momentum heading into the Glasgow Derby. But considering their recent results, they cannot make the mistake of looking past Dundee FC either. A negative result on that day would not be good news for the Hoops.

One also has to remember that we are at the midway point of the season. There is still a long way to go. This is a marathon, not a race. So no matter what the next few results are, there is no need to panic. There is a need to rectify the mistakes though and get better in the second half of the campaign.