A shock start for Lowry at Parkhead is the way forward

A shock start for Lowry at Parkhead is the way forward
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The hype over tomorrow’s Old Firm is definitely notably less than normal.

Following the big build up to the cup semi and our glorious win, by comparison this time there’s really been next-to-little tension.

Even if Rangers win this one, Celtic will still have 3 games left and they only need to win two of them to secure the title.

So, we admit, it is a long shot, but nothing is impossible.

But that is why the build up has been less tense this time – there’s just a lot less riding on this match than normal for Old Firm clashes.

There’s also the issue that Giovanni actually has no idea, and won’t till late tonight, what players he has at his disposal.

He doesn’t know if Kemar Roofe or Aaron Ramsey will have managed miracle recoveries, so he’s unable to completely prepare a gameplan.

Scott Wright and Fashion Sakala’s underwhelming performances on Thursday could dent their chances of being involved, but in some ways that simplifies things.

Fans were pleased with how Joe Aribo did as a false nine, before Gio curiously shifted him wide right to accommodate the ineffectual Sakala, and that could be a starting point.

In fact, Aribo up top, supported by Kent, Lowry and Arfield might not be the worst solution.

It’s certainly not a worrying lineup, because there’s a feeling of nothing to lose about this one.

The league is a slim chance, and there’s nothing wrong with going for broke in a completely ‘must-win’.

Lose this one, or draw, and yes, a miracle is definitely needed to win the league after that, so why not throw what we have at it and go for it?

End of the day, it’s a bit of a hail mary, so we might as well use all the cards we have.

Game on.

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