THE blueprint has been drawn by Graeme Murty but now his players have to put the plan into action as Rangers set their sights on Old Firm victory at Parkhead.

And keeper Wes Foderingham believes attack could be the best form of defence for the Gers when they go head-to-head with Brendan Rodgers’ side this afternoon.

In the seven derby fixtures that have been played since Rangers returned to the top flight last term, the 1-1 draw that Murty earned back in March is the only time that Celtic haven’t emerged victorious.

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Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha failed to halt the Hoops as Rangers were humbled and humiliated by their Old Firm rivals.

The Gers have been written off once again ahead of the second meeting of the season but Foderingham insists there is a belief within the Ibrox camp.

He said: “To be honest, we try not to listen to any of that. What’s important is what is between these four walls.

“We’re confident and if we can try and get a little bit more consistency in our performances then I don’t think we’ll go too far wrong.

“They are a fantastic team and they have shown that. They’ve got great players, international players.

“But we have got decent players as well. It’s been shown that they have been beaten and dropped points as well. So, listen, they are not unbeatable.

“I don’t think we should be going there with that mentality. I think we have to go there positive, look to attack and be a bit more solid. Hopefully, we’ll get a good result.

“Playing for this football club is massive responsibility and the boys realise that. We know we have to go there and put on a good performance. Ultimately, we’ll go in there and try to win.”

Murty has already led his side to impressive wins away to Hearts, Aberdeen and Hibernian in recent weeks but a victory at Parkhead would be the finest achievement of his short managerial career.

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Foderingham has been left helpless on derby day in recent times as Celtic have shown their quality in the final third and fired their way into the history books with record-breaking wins.

But the Englishman believes Rangers are capable of putting in a more resolute performance and showcasing their own characteristics on the biggest stage in Scotland.

He said: “We have stood up and shown that we can fight but we will need more than that.

“We need more quality on the ball, quality in attack and hopefully our goal scorers can put the ball in the back of the net because we need to score goals. It bodes for a good game and hopefully we can put in a good performance.

“Listen, we are a decent side, a good side. A lot of people won’t give us a chance but if we play our football we are confident.

“They have already shown that they can be beaten. If we stick to our game plan and start fast and try and attack a bit more than we did in the 1-1 game then we have got a chance.

“It happens as a goalkeeper and everyone lets in four or five now and again. The main thing is to try and limit that.

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“As a team, we need to defend better, but also attack better as well and not just sit back. I think we will look to attack and hopefully be a bit more solid at the back as well.”

Foderingham was between the sticks when Warburton’s side emerged victorious on penalties at Hampden two seasons ago but there has been little derby delight for Rangers since.

The draw in March was a rare highlight for the Light Blues. It is proof that the odds can be upset, but it won’t be the only inspiration come kick-off.

Foderingham said: “I really enjoy these games. It is the reason why I came here – to play in big fixtures and test myself and I am sure the boys think the same as well.

“These fixtures are always different, there is no doubt about that.

“Whatever has happened in the past against them is in the past and we will be looking to Saturday and focusing on getting a good performance and ultimately that will lead to a good result. If we can get that right, hopefully we won’t be far wrong.

“It will be a different team, a different way of playing and each fixture is different in its own right.

“What we need to do is make sure we focus on our game plan and hopefully that will be enough on the day.”