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Nakamura finally come to terms with Old Firm derbies

Until last season Nakamura didn't appear to cope with Old Firm derbies.

Now, probably in his last season with Celtic, the Japan international admits that adjusting to the full-blooded nature of the derby has not been easy.

He told the Daily Record: "I look ahead to every match the same way but maybe I shouldn't say that when we are playing Rangers.

"Before the last few derby games of last season, I maybe spent too much time thinking about Rangers and how they play their football.

"Going into the home game when we won 2-1, I didn't do that. Looking back on the replay, I can see that my performance was sometimes aggressive - I battled for the ball when I needed to.

"At other times it was more composed. I managed to distinguish between the two different sides of the game. I think that was the best way to approach the match."

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