Barry Ferguson urges Rangers to get dirty with Callum McGregor if Celtic star gets motoring

Barry Ferguson has urged Rangers' stars to FOUL Callum McGregor if need be to prevent the Celtic captain running the show.

The Ibrox squad head across the city to Parkhead on Saturday afternoon for what, for Gers, is essentially a do-or-die scenario with Celts already boasting a three-point lead. McGregor has, at times, dominated the derby fixture and Ferguson reckons Philippe Clement's side cannot afford to let him do so again.

There's too much at risk for the Light Blues this weekend and the ex-Rangers captain insists the players must be willing to shut CalMac down by any means necessary.

"He (McGregor) starts the attacks," he told GO Radio. "They're just little passes but they're important passes.

"Rangers need to make sure Callum McGregor is facing back to Joe Hart every time he gets the ball. And if he does turn you, take a foul."