Beattie eyes derby date
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic ace Craig Beattie is hoping he has played his way into the side to face Rangers.
Celtic ace Craig Beattie is hoping he has played his way into the side for this weekend's Old Firm derby.
Beattie scored his first goal since last October in Tuesday's 2-0 win over St Mirren in the CIS Insurance Cup.
The 22-year-old saw last season blighted by a hamstring injury, but he is now back to full fitness.
Beattie is now eager to be involved against Rangers this weekend in what he describes as the "biggest club game in world football".
"It's difficult to explain (what the Old Firm game means to people) but it is the biggest club game in world football," said Beattie.
"Glasgow is half Rangers and half Celtic and the whole country will tune in to see the game on television - it's very big.
"It's the first derby of the season but it's difficult to say what is the most important, the first or last of the season.
"We don't want to lose any of them, they are all equally important.
"Form goes out the window and it doesn't matter who is playing well at that time, the game takes care of itself.
"We'll see if I play on Saturday. I've been in training for two months now and I'm trying to get fit.
"But we will see nearer the time when the manager makes his decision."