Rangers defender shares dressing room mood ahead of Celtic tie

Kenny Miller

Ibrox side Rangers won against Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at the weekend.

Rangers defender Danny Wilson has told The Scottish Sun that he and his teammates were confident of winning against Celtic at the weekend.

The Gers got the better of Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow. The match finished 2-2 after extra time, and Rangers won the penalty shootout 5-4.

Celtic were favourites heading into the match, but Mark Warburton’s side were the better team on the day.

Wilson, who rejoined Rangers in the summer of 2015, has revealed that he and his teammates were in confident mood in the dressing room ahead of the game against Ronny Deila’s side.

“Before any game people will say what they want,” the 24-year-old centre-back told The Scottish Sun. “But we knew in the dressing room we were capable of putting on a performance.

“It was important we kept trying to do the things we have done all season. That was a key factor in us winning through in the end.”

Wilson started the Scottish Cup tie against Celtic and played for the entire 90 minutes, while striker Kenny Miller, who scored in the 16th minute, was substituted in the 90th minute.

Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson was following the match, and he was impressed with Wilson and Miller's displays.

“Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan were immense in defence,” Ferguson wrote in The Daily Record. “Danny has taken a bit of criticism of late but he was excellent and when you look through the side there were no failures.

“What can you say about Kenny Miller? Again he proved the man for the big occasion and Barrie McKay scored a goal to dream about.”

Rangers, who have already won the Scottish Championship title and the Scottish Challenge Cup this season, will take on Hibernian in the final of the Scottish Cup.

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