Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty thinks it is a “good thing” that the Gers will get a chance to take revenge on Celtic after Sunday’s Old Firm defeat when they meet the Hoops in next month’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
The Glasgow giants will meet at the national stadium on April 15th for a place in the showpiece final as the Gers look to end a seven-year wait for a major trophy.
Docherty was left disappointed after Graeme Murty’s side blew a lead twice before falling to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of their bitter rivals at Ibrox.
The boyhood Gers fan insists the Light Blues will go to Hampden looking to win and get a measure of revenge for Sunday’s defeat
“That’s maybe a good thing that it’s coming round so quickly. We’ll prepare well and aim to win,” Docherty said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“We can hopefully go there, take the lead and come away with the win.”
The Scotland youth international has impressed since arriving at Ibrox in January from Hamilton.
Docherty has struck up a strong partnership with Jason Goss in central midfield and will be hoping to continue that through to next month’s Hampden clash.
Football Insider verdict:
Next month’s Hampden clash is now make-or-break for Rangers if they want to end their seven-year wait for a major trophy. Graeme Murty’s side need to get the monkey off their back and beat Celtic before the end of the season. A trophy win would go some way to making up for the disappointment of the league campaign but the Gers need to ensure they are in a position to pose a consistent threat to their city rivals. With a league clash between the sides still to come too, the Gers will have one last chance to get a win over the Hoops.