McAvennie excited by major Celtic/Rangers news that's 'something to hold onto'

The Scottish Cup clash against Rangers gives Celtic a chance to salvage something from their miserable season. 

That’s according to former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Scottish Cup fifth round draw.

There will be yet another Old Firm clash played this season as the Gers and the Hoops face off at Ibrox for a place in the quarter-finals of the cup.

This will be the fourth time the sides have played each other this season with a fifth Old Firm clash booked for May 2nd as the Scottish Premiership draws to a close.

McAvennie admits that while it is a tough draw for Celtic, he is happy with the tie as it gives Celtic the chance to earn back some credibility after a woeful campaign.

“It’s a tough draw for Celtic,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

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“It always is when you play Rangers, whether it’s a cup game or a league game. 

“Having said that, the draw is great, I’m very happy with the draw. It’s a shame that it’s not at Parkhead but I’m happy with it. 

“They’ve got to beat Rangers at some point if they are going to win the cup and Celtic only have the cup to play for so it should be interesting.”

“It’s also an opportunity to claw something back after this season, just something to hold onto.”

Celtic are yet to win an Old Firm this season but after a dreadful showing in October’s 2-0 loss at Celtic Park, there have been improvements in the more recent 1-0 loss and 1-1 draw.

The Scottish Cup remains Celtic’s only chance of winning silverware this season while Steven Gerrard will be hunting another trophy after winning the Scottish Premiership, his first as a manager.

In other news, Celtic are in talks to sign a striker with a six-figure fee in line to be paid.