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Murty revelation may backfire as Celtic will be out to prove a point in Old Firm clash

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Graeme Murty’s revelation that his Rangers players cheered the Scottish Cup semi-final draw are unlikely to go down well with Celtic’s players ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm clash.

The Gers boss made the claim, as reported in the Scottish Sun, after the draw paired the rival together at the semi-final stage of the cup for the third year running.

The revelation adds yet more fuel to the fire ahead of what it is always a big game, which has taken on even greater significance as the Gers trail the Bhoys by only six points at the top of the table – although the Bhoys do have a game in hand.

It is unlikely that the likes of Scott Brown and Moussa Dembele will be impressed by Murty’s comments, as they will be thinking that why are a Rangers side – who have failed to win an Old Firm derby in two years – so confident that they can defeat the Scottish champions?

It will make Brendan Rodgers’ side determined to prove a point that they are by far the best in Scotland, and shut down any talk of a title race.

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Murty may live to regret revealing Rangers’ glee at the cup draw if the Hoops go on to claim victory at Ibrox for the fourth match in a row.

In other Celtic news, Hoops fans have been reacting on Twitter to the Scottish Cup semi-final draw

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