PREVIEW: CELTIC - RANGERS
Monday, May 3, 2010
The fourth and final installment of this season's Old Firm is set for Tuesday evening at Celtic Park as Maurice Edu, DaMarcus Beasley and Rangers look to go undefeated on the year versus their hated crosstown rivals.

Edu will be likely start in head coach Walter Smith's midfield and it would stand to reason that Beasley gets a starting nod as well out on the right wing.

Beasley came on as a 28th minute substitute for Kevin Thomson during Saturday's win over Dundee United after Thomson sustained an injury and signs point towards the Indiana native starting in front of the dinged up Thomson against the Hoops.

Unlike almost all Old Firm matches, Tuesday's affair will lack the luster that normally accompanies the battle between Glasgow's two principal clubs.

Rangers clinched the Scottish Premier League championship 10 days ago and Celtic are firmly entrenched in the second place position with just two matches remaining in the season.

However the hosts will still be fighting for pride as the Light Blues have reeled off two wins and a draw this year versus the Parkhead club.

Their previous meeting will go down as one of the most memorable in recent history when Edu's last second tap-in gave Rangers an insurmountable lead in the league standings and ended the title chase.

In addition to possibly missing Thomson, Rangers may also be without Danny Wilson who is injured while Smith will for sure have to do without defender Madjid Bougherra who is suffering from a calf strain and Sasa Papc who is suspended.

Thomas Rogne and Paul McGowan are sidelined with injuries and unavailable for Celtic while defender Glenn Loovens will be a gameday decision.