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Gers discover semi-final opponents, McCoist on Forfar clash: Rangers morning news

Also, ex-star Sandy Jardine on battling cancer.

Rangers have been handed an away tie against Stenhousemuir in the semi-finals of the Ramsdens Cup.

Robbie Crawford says they will not take anything for granted and will give their opponents the respect they deserve.

He told Rangers TV: “It was always going to be difficult whoever we were drawn against because they’ll be up for it.

“Every team looks forward to playing Rangers. They’ll all be in our faces and we need to take each game as it comes rather than get complacent.

“This is a semi-final and we need to show Stenhousemuir respect in it because they’ve done well to get this far.”

The focus for Rangers this weekend turns to their League One clash against Forfar on Sunday.

Manager Ally McCoist is just after a win on Sunday rather than revenge after being knocked out by their opponents in the League Cup last month.

McCoist said: “It’s an opportunity for us to continue our good run of league results – nothing more than that – and that is what we aim to do.

“We are looking to get another three league points against a team which knocked us out the League Cup and gave us a sore one – effectively our only one so far this season.”

Rangers currently sit top of League One with a 100% record of 15 points from five games, whilst their opponents have only managed to pick up four points so far this campaign.

Away from the events on the pitch and Sandy Jardine has revealed that his family were told he might not live through his treatment of liver cancer.

Jardine, who part of the backroom staff at Ibrox, said: “By far, cancer is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with. They called my family in one Friday saying I might not make but I was lucky enough to get through that.”

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