Rangers star, now injured, shares his immediate reaction to Celtic draw

Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn reveals his excitement when the Ibrox side were drawn against Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn has revealed to The Scottish Sun his immediate reaction when his side were drawn against Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

The Gers will face Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the prestigious cup competition at Hampden Park in Glasgow next month.

The 26-year-old, who has scored as many as 28 goals in all competitions for the Gers so far this season, is out injured at the moment with a knee ligament problem.

Waghorn hopes to feature against Celtic and has shared the conversation with his physio.

“I was buzzing for the lads when the draw came out,” the former Sunderland and Leicester City forward told The Scottish Sun. “The first thing I did was text the physio to tell him to get us fit!

"He texted back saying I’d be all right for the final! It’s all good banter. My ten-week mark is around the semi-final. I’m going to do my best in the gym, see where it goes.”

Waghorn has been one of the best players for Rangers so far this season, but the Gers do not appear to be missing him at the moment.

Mark Warburton’s side could wrap up the Scottish Championship title next weekend, but the Glasgow giants could do with the forward against Celtic.

Celtic, who will be determined to win against Rangers, have the best squad in entire Scotland.

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