RANGERS manager Steven Gerrard has appointed a penalty-kick taker should the Ibrox side be awarded a spot-kick at Celtic Park today.

Alfredo Morelos missed from the spot at Hampden this month in the Betfred League Cup final defeat to Celtic, the last time Rangers had a penalty. Morelos had been given the responsibility after Ibrox captain James Tavernier had missed three spot-kicks in the opening months of the season.

Gerrard inevitably kept his cards close to his chest but midfielder Steven Davis could be a contender, albeit that he also recently missed a penalty for Northern Ireland against Holland.

“I've decided who'll take a penalty if necessary,” said the Rangers manager. “I've had a chat with some individuals and spoke to the guy who will take the penalty on Sunday. He's ready if and when we get that opportunity. The penalty taker or takers practice before every game.”

Morelos has failed to score against Celtic in his 11 previous attempts and scorned numerous chances at Hampden three weeks ago with Fraser Forster in inspired form. Such profligacy, however, is always liable to come at a cost.

“We know all about Celtic individually and collectively,” Gerrard said. “They are a good team, consistent at home, very strong but beatable. But they are only beatable if we take our big chances in the game and that we have the courage and the bravery to create those chances again. Hopefully we have players that can execute it this time.”