PETER MCCLOY experienced the Old Firm crowds at their peak as punters packed into Ibrox, Parkhead and Hampden during his lengthy career.

And the Rangers hero knows Saturday's derby clash will be a game like no other for all the wrong reasons.

Steven Gerrard's side head across the city for a unique Old Firm experience and McCloy is intruiged to see how the lack of crowd impacts on the action.

He said: "I think you have got to go into like any Old Firm game and that is with the intention of winning it.

"There is not much between them but it is going to be so different with no fans in.

"I don’t know how that will pan out. Way back in the day of the old terraces, you had all that back end and there were huge crowds.

"The fans was what made the Old Firm game and this will be interesting to see how this goes. The away fans at Parkhead can make such a difference too.

"The home fans obviously give you a lift if you are having a bad time, but they can give you stick if it is not going well. It is a really strange one this time so we will see what impact it has."