Andy Halliday answers how Rangers must prepare for Hibernian clash

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Rangers meet Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final on May 21st.

Andy Halliday has told Rangers they must prepare for the Scottish Cup final in the same manner they have for games all season, in comments to the club’s official website.

Rangers confirmed their place in the final last month with a penalty shoot-out success over rivals Celtic in the semi final.

They will meet Hibernian in the final at Hampden Park on May 21st, with many expecting them to come out triumphant.

Worryingly though, Gers won’t have played for three weeks by that point after the conclusion of their season.

Manager Mark Warburton has devised a special programme to ensure they are not out of shape by that point, but Halliday has insisted they must prepare like they have all season.

“Of course we can win the final but I don’t think Hibs have got anywhere near enough credit for this season,” he told

“We need to prepare the way we have done all season, play the best we can and hopefully go out and do the job.”

“Going into the final it will be the difference between magnificent season and a perfect season – it’s as simple as that.”

Success in the cup will mark what has been an impressive season for Mark Warburton’s side.

They have already won the Scottish Championship, as well as the Petrofac Cup, while the victory over Celtic was also notable.

That has got many predicting another big campaign next season, and adding the Scottish Cup would be a good basis upon which to head into that campaign.

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