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Rangers must unleash Malik Tillman against Celtic

Rangers have started off the season well, with some new signings gelling into the side quite well, the Ibrox side have won four out of five Premiership matches and reached the Champions League group stages for the first time since 2010/2011 following an aggregate win over PSV Eindhoven.

The Old Firm clash against Celtic will be a big test for Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his side and even though its still very early on in the title race, a Celtic victory could see them go five points clear after only six matches.

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With this in mind, the Dutchman made sweeping changes to his side that won 3-1 against Queen of the South in the League Cup on Tuesday evening but the strongest players will be back in against Celtic.

One player that the Van Bronckhorst must unleash is on loan American Malik Tillman, who has impressed in his first few weeks in Glasgow.

On the chalkboard

20-year-old Tillman has arrived at Ibrox on a season-long loan from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and they have inserted an option to buy clause into the deal, which is looking like a wise move after every game.

The 6ft 1 maestro has settled into life in Scotland with ease, showcasing his incredible talents by scoring twice and grabbing one assist in eight matches.

The American has certainly been a more than able replacement for Joe Aribo, offering some much-needed creativity in the side and he could be crucial against Celtic.

Van Bronckhorst certainly thinks Tillman has everything required to reach the top, hailing him as “epic” following the Ibrox sides victory over St Johnstone last month, with his performances so far, there’s no doubt he can trouble the Celtic rear-guard.

The 20-year-old averages 1.3 key passes per match, with his ability to create a variety of chances for his teammates one of his main strengths.

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Completing 67% of his attempted dribbles suggests he likes taking players on and with a Celtic defence that’s only conceded one league goal all season standing in the Ibrox sides way, Tillman could give them some food for thought with his dribbling ability.

It will be a tough match for Rangers, but if everyone turns up and play how they can, the Dutchman can lead his side to all three points.

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