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Rangers and Celtic are set to go head-to-head in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup – and it is the draw Gers fans were all hoping for.

While the prospect of facing Brendan Rodgers’ side in the final would appeal, being able to beat them in the semis and face a final against Motherwell, Aberdeen or Kilmarnock just has that extra element of rubbing salt in their rivals wounds.

Graeme Murty’s side are looking to win their first major trophy since lifting the Scottish Premiership in 2011 and a Scottish Cup win would cap a remarkable season for the Gers after looking dead in the water earlier in the season.

Celtic have had some patchy form recently and with the Gers looking the most confident – and dangerous – they have in a number of years they will go into the clash with their rivals believing they can secure a result and book a place in May’s Hampden final.

With the two sides still to meet twice in the Scottish Premiership before the season ends, it sets up a blockbuster finish to the Scottish season with the Gers having their eye on an unlikely double while Celtic look to make history and win back-to-back trebles for the first time.

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