Rangers boss Mark Warburton makes an observation about Celtic

Ibrox side Rangers will take on Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup this month.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has admitted to The Daily Record that there is a gap between his side and Old Firm rivals Celtic.

The Gers and Glasgow rivals Celtic will take on each other in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow later this month.

It promises to be a hugely entertaining and fiercely competitive game of football, and there should be a few goals.

Rangers have already won the Scottish Championship title this season and have gained automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Warburton’s side will be expected by many to compete with Celtic for the league title next season, but the Rangers boss has admitted that there is a gap between the two teams.

The Englishman, though, has made it clear that he will do all he can to close that gap.

“Our first aim is to prepare well, deliver a performance and hopefully win that trophy, then we’ve a week to plan for Celtic, going into that game with two targets achieved,” Warburton told The Daily Record.

“All we then need to do is go in there and deliver the performance. However, we’re not losing sight of the fact Celtic have had four, five, six years of Champions League football.

“They’ve got a squad packed with international players. Our job is to recognise where we are at the moment – and look to close that gap.”

Rangers will take on Peterhead in the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup on Sunday afternoon.

Thereafter, the Gers will face Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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