Rangers striker Kris Boyd is hoping to be handed a starting role against Celtic on Sunday.
The Gers head to Parkhead this weekend looking to overhaul their Glasgow neighbours at the top of the SPL table.
Just two points separate the Old Firm rivals at present, a situation which is helping to fuel the excitement ahead of what promises to be an intriguing contest.
Boyd is hoping that he will be awarded the opportunity to gun down the Hoops, and fire Walter Smith's side to the summit, despite acknowledging that his record against Celtic makes for disappointing reading.
"It's true that I have not had much joy at Parkhead over the years," he said.
"In fact, the only time I have scored there was when I got a couple against Faroe Islands with Scotland and even that was a few years ago.
"There is no doubt I want to be involved in the game this weekend. But it's up to the manager - he's the one that will decide that.
"As a footballer, you want to play on the biggest stage possible and it doesn't get any bigger than an Old Firm game.
"I started the match at Ibrox in December, which gave me a taste of it again but I will be keeping my fingers crossed I can be involved on Sunday and help the team."
Boyd will be competing for a striking berth alongside teenage sensation John Fleck, with the 17-year-old laying claim to a starting role after a number of eye-catching displays in recent weeks.
"John has the temperament to handle any situation at first-team level and going to Parkhead will not be a problem for him," Boyd told Rangers News.
"If anything, I think he would enjoy playing on a stage like that.
"When you are young like that, you need to be fearless in many ways; you need to have that if you are going to be a professional player at the highest level.
"It's up to the gaffer, of course, as to whether he will start but I don't think he will have a problem throwing him in."