Off it, Rangers' unmatched financial might seemed to give them a stranglehold on the Scottish game.
On a personal level Murty is looking to make it three games unbeaten against the Scottish champions.
It is one of the most intriguing Old Firm Derbies in recent memory as Rangers host Celtic with a genuine chance of causing an upset.
"Rangers need to win the game and that's the difference, there is a different psychology going into it, in relation to that".
Brown, who made his senior debut for Hibs in May 2003 before joining Celtic in the summer of 2007, has managed to make more than 450 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops, helping the club to win seven league titles, three Scottish Cups and four Scottish League Cups.
After reports that Rangers players cheered drawing Celtic in last weekend's semi-final draw, Rodgers was asked about it by the press.
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"Celtic, on their day, are a very good side".
Former youth coach Graeme Murty?s appointment as manager until the end of the season has brought some much-needed stability and confidence to a Rangers side that had failed to win three consecutive games under previous incumbent Pedro Caixinha.
Celtic sit six points clear of their old rivals at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a game in hand, as they look to secure their second successive domestic treble.
Brown, whose present contract with Celtic runs until 2019, has played 44 games in the present campaign, providing two assists.
"For the supporters, the main thing was to get back in this league and to compete again in Old Firm games".
"Rangers were from where they were then to where they are now have a long way still to go".