This is the moment that the Rangers team was given a noisy send-off by fans gathered outside of Ibrox ahead of today's Old Firm derby.

Celtic hosts Rangers in today's lunchtime kick-off in the Scottish Premiership. It will be the second meeting of the teams this season.

Brendan Rodgers' side currently sit top of the table, boasting a five-point gap over their arch-Glasgow rivals.

Philippe Clement's men may trail, however, they do have two games in hand over the current champions, and could potentially reduce the gap to just two points this afternoon with a win at Parkhead.

Rangers will be without any supporters inside Celtic Park for the game, as the ongoing dispute between the clubs over away ticket allocations rages on.

But that doesn't mean the Light Blues faithful haven't made themselves heard.

A large crowd gathered outside Ibrox this morning at around 10am to cheer the team off as they entered the team bus and embarked on the short journey across the city.

Flares could be seen being held aloft by some, with fireworks also audible from videos shared on social media, as the crowd chanted and cheered on their favourites.

Team news will be coming up from Parkhead within the next hour.

READ MORE: John Lundstram in contention for Rangers return against Celtic at Parkhead

Midfielder John Lundstram is in contention to make his return from injury in the Old Firm game against Celtic after he took part in training at Auchenhowie yesterday.

Lundstram, who has been one of manager Clement’s most consistent performers in recent weeks, has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in the cinch Premiership match against St Johnstone nine days ago.

However, the Englishman, who had looked set to be out until after the winter break next month, and his team mate Connor Goldson both came through a final session under the watchful eye of Clement.