Rangers boss Smith: Early kickoff no excuse
"But it's no excuse for us.
"It's been a really busy spell for them, but the importance of an Old Firm game, I'm sure, will cover any tiredness or fatigue that they feel."
"After losing two games in the league, it doesn't matter to us whether it's an Old Firm game or otherwise, we can't afford to lose many more," he admitted.
"We have put ourselves under a bit of pressure in that respect.
"Whether it's Celtic or any club, we've got to go out and start to show a consistency in the league that will enable us to make a better challenge."