Rogne wants full focus
Thomas Rogne has warned his Celtic team-mates they cannot allow themselves to become distracted ahead of the Old Firm.
Last Updated: 22/03/12 10:56pm
Thomas Rogne has warned his Celtic team-mates they cannot allow themselves to become distracted by the potential of winning the SPL title at Rangers this weekend.
Celtic could clinch the championship at Ibrox on Sunday, should Motherwell fail to win against Kilmarnock on Saturday.
But Norwegian defender Rogne thinks Neil Lennon's team need to approach the Old Firm derby with their usual concentration.
"Of course that would be special," Rogne told Celtic's official website about the prospect of winning the league at the home of their bitter rivals. "That doesn't happen often.
"It's a big game and if we win there will be a lot of feelings involved, and if we win the league as well they will be even greater.
"At the time, we just have to think of it as a normal game, though. It will be 11 versus 11, two sets of goals, and basically we just have to win the game."
Rangers have endured the worst season in their history after being placed in administration and they have also suffered on the field.
They are in danger of losing a fourth consecutive home game for the first time in their existence as the club's financial plight has seemingly had an impact.
But Rogne said: "I don't think the off-field problems will matter, really. They are professionals, so that is all they will be thinking about.
"It's not a great situation to be in but I think they are professional enough to keep it out."