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Rangers boss issues battle cry ahead of Saturday's Old Firm derby

By Will Butcher

Mark Warburton is desperate to see a repeat of last season’s Scottish Cup semi-final heroics against Celtic on Saturday.

The two sides meet in the first domestic Old Firm derby in four years, after Rangers were forced to start again from the fourth tier of Scottish football.

Warburton wants his side to go into the game with “no doubts” and “just the same” attitude as they did against their arch enemies last season.

The Gers beat Celtic in a penalty shootout last season to earn a place in the Scottish Final, after a dramatic 2-2 draw that included a 25-yard rocket from Barry McKay.

Tom Rogic’s missed penalty for Celtic sent Warburton’s side through, but they lost to Hibernian 3-2 in the final.

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Celtic, who are on a high after qualifying for the Champions League group stages, currently occupy the top of the Scottish Premiership after three straight wins against Hearts, St. Johnstone and Aberdeen.

Rangers are in second with eight points, but they’ve played one game more and need three points on Saturday to leapfrog their rivals.

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