Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has claimed he doesn’t care which half of the Old Firm he faces in the Scottish Cup final after his side booked their place in next month’s showpiece against either Celtic or Rangers.
The Steelmen demolished Aberdeen 3-0 at the national stadium to make their second final this season and make Robinson only the third man to have taken them to multiple finals.
With Rangers and Celtic set to square-off on Sunday, Robinson admitted his side doesn’t “fear” facing either half of the Glasgow giants on May 19th.
“We don’t fear anybody. We’ve drawn twice with Celtic and beaten Rangers already,” Robinson said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I don’t mind at all who we face. Whoever we get will be tough but we’re certainly motivated after the last final.”
Motherwell lost the Scottish League Cup final 2-0 to Celtic earlier this season after knocking Rangers out at the semi-final stage shortly before Pedro Caixinha was sacked.
The Gers and Motherwell have never met in the final of the Scottish Cup while the Fir Park side have met Celtic four times in the final – coming out on the losing side each time.
Football Insider verdict
Motherwell should have no reason to fear either side in a one-off game at the national stadium although both Rangers and Celtic will have their own motivations for wanting to lift the trophy. With the Gers not having won any major trophy in seven years and the Hoops on the brink of a historic back-to-back domestic treble, Motherwell are in for a tough afternoon regardless of who they end up meeting. Robinson’s side were well worth the win against Aberdeen though and are deservedly in the final after a fantastic performance at Hampden.
In other Rangers news, this Ibrox legend revealed he was gutted at the news of David Bates agreeing to join Hamburg.