Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday reckons his side owe the Gers faithful a victory and they can get one at the weekend when they play Celtic at Parkhead in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.

However, he admits it is the Hoops who are the favourites for the game.

The 26-year-old defensive midfielder has only made one start for the Light Blues in the current campaign but the 26 minutes he got under his belt in the weekend’s 4-0 defeat of Dundee led to calls for him to be given more action.

As quoted in the Glasgow Evening Times, the Glasgow-born player said: “I’ve had good and bad experiences, but 100 percent it’s a unique game.

“It’s a special kind of atmosphere and all of the experience that you can get in these games you can certainly use to your advantage.

“If I am called upon, I’ll be delighted to play. If not, I’ll support the boys all the way.

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“We certainly owe the supporters it. We’ve had a lot of disappointing memories in the Old Firm over the past couple of years.

“We’re confident that, if we play to the highest of our ability, we can get a result. However, Celtic certainly go into the game as favourites.”

Football Insider verdict:

The Light Blues have not won a game against their fierce rivals in nine games – not since a Mark Warburton led side guided them to victory two years ago. Graeme Murty’s side have enjoyed their best form on the road this season, and had the Scottish Premiership not included home form, they would be the taking home the title this season. But Halliday is right – Celtic are the favourites and should win.

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