'There is a big chance' - Gregory Vignal makes Rangers Scottish Cup claim
Former Rangers star Gregory Vignal has challenged the Light Blues to lift the Scottish Cup this season – claiming that the Gers fans “expect it.”
The Gers haven’t won a major trophy since lifting the Scottish Premiership in 2011 and fans are desperate to see them end their wait for success.
The Frenchman lifted the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup during his single season with the Light Blues.
Vignal is adamant the Gers fans “expect to win everything” and lifting trophies is the reason the players are at Ibrox.
“There is a big chance to win the cup and that is very important. That is why you are playing for Rangers,” Vignal said, as quoted by The Herald.
“The fans expect it. They expect to win everything. That is why the players are there, to win trophies.
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“That is part of the game when you are playing for big clubs, that is normal. It is normal that everyone is pushing for something. We will see.
“Of course it would be big. For the boys and for Graeme, it would be great if they can win the cup. There are two big games to go to win the cup.”
With a semi-final against Celtic at Hampden on April 15th, the Gers face a mammoth task to make the final and put themselves in a position to end their seven-year wait for a trophy.
The Gers haven’t beaten their bitter rivals since triumphing on penalties in the semi-final of the 2016 Scottish Cup.
Brendan Rodgers’ side will be hoping they can secure the trophy and seal a historic back-to-back treble.
Vignal returned to Rangers earlier this year to take up a role within the club’s Academy alongside the likes of Kevin Thomson, Stephen Wright and Andy Little.
Football Insider verdict:
Vignal is absolutely spot on in his assertion Rangers fans “expect” success. While it’s been a difficult fve or six years for Gers fans, they’ve never been prepared to settle for second best and will go into Hampden hoping their side can repeat the outcome of the 2016 semi-final meeting between the pair. A Scottish Cup win would be huge for Graeme Murty’s side and would give them a great platform to build on for next season as they try to wrestle the Scottish title back from their bitter rivals.
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