Lafferty desperate to play
Kyle Lafferty does not care what system Rangers employ in the Old Firm derby, as long as he plays.
Last Updated: 14/02/09 1:05pm
Kyle Lafferty is not bothered which attacking system Rangers play in Sunday's Old Firm derby, as long as he is in the starting line-up.
The Northern Ireland striker moved to Ibrox last summer but has taken a while to establish himself in the SPL.
But after scoring the clinching goal in Rangers' last league game against Dundee United, the 21-year-old could possibly start as a lone-front at Parkhead.
Lafferty stated he does not care whether he has a strike partner or not.
"I don't mind. I just want to play up front, so whatever formation, whatever team he puts out, hopefully I'll be up there," he told the club's official website.
"It is my position and I just want to play up there. I thought I did reasonably well against AC Milan, so hopefully I can get another chance."
Rangers manager Walter Smith has also used Lafferty on the left-side of midfield this season, but the former Burnley player insists he will be more effective when playing up-front.
"It is my position and I just want to play up there," he added.
"I thought I did reasonably well against AC Milan, so hopefully I can get another chance. Everyone sees I'm probably more happy up there, as in my game play.
"I just want to prove to everyone that I'm a striker and that the money Rangers paid for me is buttons whenever I do go up there."
Celtic triumphed 1-0 the last time the Glasgow rivals met, but since then the Bhoys' form has been erratic, losing to Aberdeen and drawing with Dundee United and Inverness CT.
Lafferty says Rangers will enter the game with only a win in mind as they know three points will send them to the top of the table.
He said: "This time around, it's a game that we have to win. Everyone's going to be up for it. There's a lot at stake and hopefully we can go out and get three points and go top of the league.
"We're more determined now, since we're only two points behind them. I think it's going to give us a buzz."