We look at some of the potential match-winners and game-changers ahead of this afternoon’s Betfred Cup semi-final between Rangers and Celtic.
Moussa Dembele (Celtic)
Having netted a hat-trick in the last game between the sides, it seems almost inconceivable that Dembele will not start Sunday's match. While another treble is unlikely, he should get one or two chances against a Rangers defence which can leave gaps at the back. If he does, given his heightened confidence thanks to recent form, he'll fancy his chances of tucking them away.
Martyn Waghorn (Rangers)
You know what you're getting from Kenny Miller. He's got to work hard for the team, be a leader on the park, and threaten around the penalty area but Waghorn is the top scorer in this season’s Betfred Cup with seven goals – four in the group stage and a hat-trick against Queen of the South in the quarter-final. He came on as a sub when the sides met last month following four weeks on the sidelines due to injury.
James Forrest (Celtic)
Though he was quiet in the defeat to Gladbach in midweek, he's built up enough credit in the bank to ensure a start over Patrick Roberts and his pace will help pin Rangers back and keep Lee Wallace from making those marauding runs forward. With Scott Sinclair on the other flank, the side has greater balance with Forrest, an old-fashioned, hug-the-touchline winger, rather than Roberts who also likes to attack inside.
Jason Holt (Rangers)
It was quite clear during his absence that Mark Warburton's men missed the influence of the diminutive player. No-one in the squad moves the ball as quickly as Holt. He gets possession, finds a team-mate and gets into space to provide another option. It may seem like a simple task, but it enables Rangers to keep a quick tempo to their play, which is vital to the system working. He was excellent against Celtic in the semi-final win last season, and will need to be again.
Tom Rogic (Celtic)
A player of supreme talent, when the Australian is on his game, there's very little chance of stopping him. He combines a unique blend of size and technique, making him a nightmare to dispossess, while he also packs a powerful strike and strong passing range. Only played 57 minutes of last month’s derby match but made a massive contribution.
Clint Hill (Rangers)
It's fair to say Rangers will need a stronger defensive performance than their showing at Celtic Park earlier in the season. Hill may not be the quickest, but he brings a wealth of experience. His communication and organisational skills will be of immense importance if Rangers are to get anything out of the game, regardless of how well Mark Warburton's side manage to retain possession.