Former Hibs figures share Rangers vs Celtic views as Livingston boss confirms three key players to leave

A pair of ex-Hibs men have given their views on the upcoming Old Firm derby, as Livingston boss David Martindale has confirmed the departure of three players.

With the Scottish Premiership braced for another tumultuous Old Firm derby at the weekend, let’s see what else is going on around Scotland’s top division today.

Two ex-Hibs men have given their Celtic vs Rangers views - meanwhile, Livingston head coach David Martindale has confirmed that three senior players will leave the club at the end of the season.

Kenny Miller and Alan Stubbs give Celtic vs Rangers views

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As mentioned, the Old Firm derby will take place this weekend. Two ex-Hibs figures, Kenny Miller and Alan Stubbs, gave their views on the permutations of the clash.

In a recent interview, Miller mused over a possible Rangers victory, saying: “If they do that, I think they put one hand on the trophy, I really do. I don’t think the same applies if Sunday’s result goes the other way and Celtic win because that game in hand will still keep things close between the two of them. If Celtic win, the title race is still very much alive and all eyes will go to Celtic Park in a few weeks from now. Meanwhile, Stubbs said: “Celtic are going to have to show their title credentials, which they have done before. I think this time around the momentum is slightly with Rangers. But then it's also that can Rangers deal with that pressure? I’m really looking forward to it. It has the makings of a really good Old Firm game.”

David Martindale confirms departure of three Livingston players

David Martindale confirmed that three Livingston players will depart the club at the end of the 2023/24 season - Joel Nouble, Ayo Obileye and Bruce Anderson will all leave upon the expiration of their current contracts.

Both Nouble and Anderson have made 28 Scottish Premiership appearances this season, while Obileye has played in 25 league games. Losing one cornerstone is difficult - losing three is even harder. Martindale will need to make sure they are adequately replaced, regardless of the division that Livi are competing in next season.

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