CALLUM McGregor last night revealed the Celtic players are unconcerned about Rangers not giving them a guard of honour at Ibrox on Sunday and are only focusing on avenging their December defeat.

Many opposition teams choose to applaud the side that has won the league - as the Parkhead club did last weekend when they defeated Aberdeen at Pittodrie - onto the park in the game or even games after they have been crowned champions.

However, Steven Gerrard’s men won’t clap Neil Lennon’s charges when they take to the field for the final Ladbrokes Premiership match between the two fierce Glasgow rivals after a decision by the Govan club’s hierarchy.

McGregor, though, stressed he wouldn’t take the move as a snub and was only concerned with atoning for the 1-0 loss the double treble winners suffered in the final game before the winter shutdown.

“The players are focusing on doing their jobs,” he said. “That’s all we have done over the past few years. We are here to do the club proud and win titles. That’s part and parcel of being at Celtic, you have to win the league. What other teams do doesn’t really affect us.

“I know other teams have done it (give Celtic a guard of honour) but if that’s the decision they want to take then that’s fine. It won’t bother us. We will go onto the pitch with the same attitude and try and win the game.

“We know we deserve to be champions, that’s enough for us. We don’t need anyone else to pat us on the back.

“It hasn’t been (spoken about in the dressing room). We have enjoyed a couple of days off, came back into training yesterday and are preparing properly to look at the game.

“We all know how big these games are anyway. We are not looking at any narrative outside the game. We are just focused on going to Ibrox to turn up on the day and try to win the match.”

McGregor added: “There is always a bit of spice in the fixture. For us, we have a bit to prove as well, coming off the back of the December match there.

“We didn’t do ourselves justice that day and it has been burning in the back of the players’ heads since then – that when we go there again we have to give a much better account of ourselves.

“It was a tough day. We went there a bit understrength with guys like Tom Rogic and Kieran Tierney out. It was a bit makeshift. We had an off day and Rangers played really well and deserved the win.

“That was the one time in a three-year period when the boys didn’t turn up in a big match. It was about coming back and showing the character needed to win the league.”