Danny Wilson: This is why Rangers have been a let-down
By Russell Edge
Rangers defender Danny Wilson has admitted that victory over rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-finals will not make up for a disappointing season.
The Old Firm derby takes place on Sunday at Hampden Park, with Rangers aiming to end their rivals hopes of securing a treble this season.
The Hoops have already won the Scottish League cup this season, whilst they secured their 48th league title with a 5-0 win over Hearts at the start of April with eight matches to spare.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are also unbeaten in the league this season, and the two sides drew 1-1 in their last meeting at Hampden Park in March.
Rangers meanwhile sit in third, 33 points behind their local rivals, and Wilson admits that reaching the cup final would not mean the season could be considered a success.
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Speaking at the press conference, available on STV, ahead of Sunday’s crunch tie, the Rangers defender said: “I think we have let ourselves down over the course of the season.
“We would have preferred to have done a lot better in the league.
“I don’t think we have been consistent enough so I don’t think you can say it would be a success by just getting to one cup final.”
Wilson did concede that a cup final would give the Rangers players something to look forward to, as they aim to knock Celtic out at the semi-final stage for the second successive season.
The Ibrox side defeated Celtic last season on penalties after a 2-2 draw, and Wilson hopes they can replicate the result on Sunday.
The 25-year-old told journalists: “We are on a good run and we want to keep it going and make sure we have got a final to play for.
“Now we have the opportunity to go and do it and that will be our full focus going into this game.”
In other Rangers news, fans have been urging their manager on Twitter to start a 21-year-old against Celtic.