Rangers ace Lee Wallace issues this reminder to Celtic fans ahead of Old Firm clash
By Amir Mir
Rangers ace Lee Wallace has reminded Celtic fans of his side’s record in semi-finals of the Scottish Cup against their rivals.
The Old Firm duo are set to meet on Sunday afternoon at Hampden, with Wallace set to miss the fixture through injury.
This time last season, when the Gers were a Championship club and managed by Mark Warburton, they knocked Celtic out of the semi-final of the Scottish Cup on penalties.
Despite the change in managers since, from both sides, the third-placed Scottish Premiership team will be looking to repeat that performance once again.
They will have to do it without Wallace, who recently underwent surgery on a hernia problem, as he expressed his feelings in missing the match.
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“It’s a huge disappointment,” Wallace told the club’s official website. “Everybody knew the importance of that game, and the record we have when we play Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.
“I never like missing any game never mind the main games of the season, and with it being the semi-final of the Scottish Cup, we all know the power involved in that gamer, and the memories of a year past and the last semi-final.”
Over the course fo the season, Wallace has played 35 matches in all competitions for his side, scoring three goals added with his eight assists.
He last played a league match against Motherwell in early April as he will be looking to be fit for the remaining fixtures of the season.
In his absence, youngster Myles Beerman has been brought into the starting XI by manager Pedro Caixinha.
The teenager has impressed in recent weeks, including during the impressive 3-0 win at second-placed Aberdeen.
In other Rangers news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Alex McLeish’ comments.