Danny Wilson insists Rangers' season will not be defined by result against Celtic in Scottish Cup semi-final

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The Gers face their Old Firm rivals at Hampden Park on Sunday.

Rangers defender Danny Wilson has claimed that the club's season will not be defined by how they get on against Celtic in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup on Sunday, The Scottish Sun reports.

Mark Warburton's men have secured the Scottish Championship title and Challenge Cup crown in their last two games, which has allowed all of their attention to be placed on only their second meeting with their Old Firm rivals in the last four years. 

But Wilson has tried to play down the significance of the result by insisting that they have done enough for the campaign to be classed as a success regardless of this weekend's result.

"We have made good strides this year and Sunday will be a real challenge to see how far we have come," he told The Scottish Sun.

"But we won't build our season up or down on whether or not we get the result.

"We won two trophies last week and played in front of 90,000-plus fans. Are the good times back at Rangers? I hope so."

When the former Brentford boss was appointed in the summer, it is difficult to imagine that the Gers board would have claimed that anything other than promotion to the top flight was the main objective.

And while there would be a huge sense of disappointment in the blue half of Glasgow if it is Ronny Deila's men that secure a place in the final, and there would not really be an opportunity to experience another high before the end of the campaign - now that the title is secured - when the club reflect on the season, they will surely look back on it positively as they have made sure that the Old Firm will be meeting in the league once again from next term.

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