Paul Hartley believes Celtic will go into the Old Firm match against Rangers looking for a win rather than settling for a draw.
The Bhoys are one point ahead of their city rivals in the title race and despite wanting the win Hartley has rejected suggestions they will be champions-elect with a win.
“I think you go into any game and try to win it and if you don’t do that the most important thing is not to get beat,” the Scotland international said.
“Obviously it would give us an advantage but there is still three games and you don’t know what will happen in football sometimes.
“It would be a good advantage but we know it will a tough match on Saturday like any Old Firm game.”
The final Glasgow derby of the season is normally a special occasion with so much riding on the result.
Both sets of fans will be up for the match at Ibrox and Hartley says that they are the kind of games that all players would love to be involved with.
He said: “I think you enjoy the atmosphere; you enjoy the build-up to the games. It’s very tense in the weeks leading up to it.
“You know you are in for a tough game and it’s a battle that you can relish and look forward to.”
He added: “As a player you’ve got to enjoy it, they’re fantastic games to be involved in but they’re only good if you get a good result.
“It’s one that you relish and the atmosphere will be electric, so we hope we can get a good result.”
“I think there’s pressure on both teams to get a good result,” the 32-year-old continued. “It’s an Old Firm game and it’s one that you don’t want to get beat in.
“We’ve been quite fortunate in the last couple of games and it’s going to be really tough on Saturday.”