Having now been placed in permanent charge, Murty insists that Sunday's contest will be the first fixture that he's been in charge of Rangers which hasn't been overshadowed by goings on off the field.
The Colombian forward is the Scottish Premiership's joint leading scorer.
But speaking ahead of this Sunday's Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Brendan Rodgers' treble-chasers, defender Bates said: "We'd won against Falkirk and were buzzing to be in the next round". "When you're the champions you play with the expectancy of the supporters, so there's always pressure". Your best bet is to check who is broadcasting the game in your country and see if they have an online platform or iOS or Android app to watch it through.
"If Rangers win it, they are back challenging for the league again".
"The more you play, the more you want to win. We've won nine out of the last 10 and we're looking to get another good result".
"I would say it's the game that has generated the most interest across border".
Celtic will be keen to pick up another three points at Ibrox to put them nine clear in the league with a game in hand, all but ending Rangers' hope of competing in a title race. The second time they were talking about the managerial situation.
"All the fans will feel the pressure but for us it's just another Old Firm game we need to go into (with confidence) because anything can happen in the Old Firm", said the 21-year-old former Raith Rovers centre-back.
"We want to win it, of course, the same as every game we play, and especially against our rivals". "The players clearly believe in what he's doing and he's got some really good results".