The Rangers 'surprise' Philippe Clement could spring at Celtic Park as boss told it's 'way forward' to get result

Jamie Murphy reckons Rangers should spring a surprise and go defensive when they face Celtic.

A massive Old Firm derby, which could all but decide the destination of the Premiership title, beckons this weekend. Gers know they must get a result at the home of their rivals and without any visiting supporters while a Hoops win would have them six points clear with two games left and a vastly superior goal difference.

The Ibrox men haven't managed a win in the fixture this season - a 1-0 home defeat under Michael Beale before a 2-1 loss at Parkhead and a 3-3 draw at home under current boss Philippe Clement. With Brendan Rodgers looking to have their number, Murphy would like to see things changed up.

The former Light Blues winger reckons there's plenty to be said for making yourself hard to beat to give yourself a platform.

He told Go Radio: "He hasn't shown anything so far that's said he's going to change formation or go more defensive. I think he's got his set way of playing.

"One of the Rangers greats, Walter Smith, would change the game going to Parkhead. He'd make it a bit more solid, bit more defensive. So you don't know if he's going to do that or not, he might surprise us all. But I can't see it.

"I think that's the way forward. It could surprise Celtic if Rangers set up in a different way from how they've set up previously. I think we've all been caught up since Postecoglou came up to Scotland that 'we must play this same way, we must attack, we're not changing.'

"But it is okay to change and defend a bit more. Especially in a difficult game where you have to win. So I think if we change to go that way and frustrated Celtic first 15-20 minutes and then go from there."