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Wednesday Round-Up: Lustig - The Derby Isn’t The Same

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Mikael Lustig with a unique celebration after scoring for Sweden against Luxembourg last month
Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Ombrello/Getty Images

THE BIG STORY: The international break is all but over, and at last something interesting has happened! Mikael Lustig, talking to a Swedish podcast, has revealed the Celtic-Rangers aren’t the same as they used to be - before Rangers liquidated I presume - as they are ‘nowhere near’ Celtic. He also said that he would never praise a Rangers player on social media. It’s all true, the ‘derby’ isn’t the same...but it’s still great to beat Rangers. Let’s remind ourselves of Lustig’s memorable goal against Rangers last season.

OTHER NEWS: Talking of Lustig, he was in action for Sweden in their 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands, despite this defeat they still qualified for next month’s play-offs. Tom Rogic played for Australia in their 2-1 win over Syria, so it wouldn’t be surprising if both players were rested for Saturday’s game against Dundee.

Kristoffer Ajer suffered a shoulder injury for Norway under 21s in their 3-1 win over Germany, but he played on and doesn’t think the injury will keep him out of action.

ON THIS DAY: It’s happy birthday to Steven ‘Elvis’ Pressley, born on this day in 1973. Pressley certainly had a unique career, player for Celtic, Rangers, Dundee United and Hearts, interestingly he once captained Celtic to a 2-1 win at Tynecastle.

His finest moment in the Hoops was probably his late equaliser up at Inverness in the Scottish Cup quarter-final, which would be followed by even later winner from a player with another unique career arc, Kenny Miller.