Todd Cantwell 'looks unhappy' as Rangers vs Celtic omission gets unanimous verdict

Cammy Bell reckons Tom Lawrence should be Rangers' key man against Celtic this weekend ahead of "unhappy" Todd Cantwell.

The Ibrox outfit head to Parkhead on Saturday afternoon knowing anything less than three points would make it much more difficult to wrestle the title away from their rivals with a three point gap still open at the top of the division. For Bell, he reckons Philippe Clement could be doing with utilising the "brilliant" Lawrence at his top form in his preferred position.

The former Derby County star whipped in a stunner against Kilmarnock in last weekend's 4-1 win in Glasgow but for Bell it's not just as simple as Lawrence being the better option.

The ex-Gers goalkeeper feels Cantwell has not been at his best in recent times and even looks "unhappy" right now. And that could have an impact on the derby this weekend.

"It's difficult, they've got injuries but they can't dwell on that, they need to deal with the injuries they've got. A positive from the weekend was Tom Lawrence coming back, I think he's a brilliant, brilliant player," Bell told Superscoreboard.

"Todd Cantwell's not done enough for me again. He just looks a little bit out of form, a little bit unhappy at the moment. I think Lawrence brings a little bit more control and spark.

"Sterling's got to start for me, you get a good, solid performance from him every single game so you've got to find a place on the pitch for him. Philippe Clement's got a big job on his hands because he's got to find a team and formation that's gonna win him the game."

Ex-Hoops striker Simon Donnelly agreed, adding: "I think fitness is the obvious thing that's hindered Tom Lawrence most of the time he's been at Rangers. But I think he's got the quality that could possibly hurt. The way he takes that goal at the weekend, I don't think there's many in that Rangers team that can do that, so I just think it's down to fitness.

"He'd be the one I wouldn't be looking, from a Celtic point of view, to be on the starting XI because if he gets it in the final third, he's got the quality and is more than capable."