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23rd Apr, 2017 | 9:23am

John Hartson sends Twitter message to Celtic fans ahead of Rangers showdown

By Will Butcher

John Hartson is desperate to see Celtic book their place in the final of the Scottish Cup against Rangers at Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Old Firm rivals do battle for the fifth time this season, last facing off on March 12 at Ibrox that saw a late Clint Hill goal cancel out Stuart Armstrong’s opener.

Former Bhoys striker Hartson has urged his old side to go one better against Rangers on his personal Twitter account, posting “Mon the Hoops” ahead of Sunday’s clash.

Hartson scored eight goals against the Gers during his five-year stay with Celtic, as he helped the Hoops win three Scottish Premiership titles between 2001 and 2006.

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He is hoping his old side can earn a fourth win of the season against Pedro Caixinha’s side, as Brendan Rodgers looks to complete a sublime treble in his first season as Celtic manager.

With the Scottish Premiership title and league cup already secured, the former Liverpool boss will be looking for his side to remain unbeaten in Scottish football this season with a win.

However, Hartson’s former side could be accused of taking their foot off the gas after drawing two of their last three league matches, while Rangers have kept four consecutive clean sheets.

With Aberdeen waiting in the final after beating Hibernian 3-2 on Saturday, all eyes will be on Hampden Park as the bitter rivals face off.

In other Celtic news, this is how Moussa Dembele is feeling on Parkhead according to a youth coach.

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