By Coral Barry
Graeme Souness believes Rangers have what it takes to pull off a victory against Celtic in the Old Firm derby on Sunday.
Rangers and Celtic meet at Hampden Park for the semi-final of the Scottish Cup with the Gers still celebrating their promotion back into the top flight of Scottish football.
Ronny Deila’s Celtic will be desperate to inject some good feeling around the club after another frustrating season that has seen the reigning Scottish champions stumble towards a fifth successive league title.
Souness is well aware that Celtic are on the verge of claiming yet another Scottish Premiership trophy in the next few weeks, but is adamant that his former side can spring an upset against their most bitter rivals.
“It will be very difficult for Rangers to win, but not impossible,” said Souness speaking to the Telegraph. “I just want them to make sure that, when they leave here, they have given the supporters something to shout about.
“The higher up you go in football, you quicker you are asking your brain to operate. That’ll be the biggest challenge.
“They’ll be playing in front of a big, hostile crowd, but if you’re a Rangers or a Celtic player, you have to deal with that.
“Rangers play attractive football. Will Celtic allow them to do that? It will be a real challenge for Rangers.”
The last meeting between the sides ended 2-0 in the favour of Celtic in February 2015 when they knocked Rangers out of the Scottish League Cup.
In other Rangers news, Kenny Dalglish has warned Celtic boss Deila his job could be on the line on Sunday.