Peter Lovenkrands shares reason why he was gutted with Rangers drawing Celtic

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Rangers have been drawn to take on Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Former Rangers star Peter Lovenkrands has told The Scottish Sun that he was 'gutted' when the Gers drew Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-finals - because he wanted the teams to meet in the final.

Rangers hammered Dundee 4-0 at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon, as goals from Harry Forrester, Jason Holt, Andy Halliday and Lee Wallace sent Mark Warburton's men coasting into the semi-finals as they made light work of a Premiership side.

On Sunday, Celtic did their bit by beating Morton 3-0 thanks to goals from Leigh Griffiths, Gary Mackay-Steven and Callum McGregor, and as the two teams went into the draw for the semi-finals, it seemed like fate that the two fierce rivals would be drawn together.

Just one Old Firm derby has taken place since the summer of 2012, and that came in last season's Scottish League Cup, when Celtic beat Rangers 2-0.

Now though, Celtic have been struggling under Ronny Deila, and Rangers are virtually unrecognisable from the team that faced Celtic over a year ago, giving Gers fans hope of a win against their city rivals, even though they remain a division below the Bhoys.

However, one former Rangers star was 'gutted' with the draw, as Peter Lovenkrands explained to The Scottish Sun that he actually wanted the two teams to meet in the final rather than the semi-final - and isn't sure which side is happier with the draw.

"I was actually a little bit gutted when I saw the draw — but only because I wanted it to be an Old Firm final," said Lovenkrands. "I’m buzzing the derby will be back again so I probably have mixed emotions over the way it has worked out. It will be brilliant. It’s Hampden, the fans will be split 50-50 and it’s going to be an amazing occasion."

"Who will be happier with the draw? I’m not sure. Rangers are on a roll, they are scoring goals and haven’t been conceding. Celtic have been up and down. They aren’t as far ahead in the league as they expected — but they still have a lot of quality. Last year, Celtic would have been a lot more confident. Maybe Rangers have been waiting for this game a bit more and will be more excited about it," he added.

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