Rangers are putting pressure on themselves for tonight, with Celtic pulling away in the league.
Scott Brown's late winner for Celtic at Kilmarnock at the weekend immediately felt significant.
It took Celtic eight points clear at the top of the Premiership, moving towards an eighth successive title.
Rangers needed Celtic to drop points after their own stumble a day earlier against St Johnstone.
Gers boss Steven Gerrard has been despondent about their title chances since.
Ahead of Rangers' Scottish Cup match with Kilmarnock tonight, Gerrard is piling the pressure on his side, describing it as their last hope of a trophy this season.
When asked by The Telegraph if this is Rangers' last chance of silverware, he responded: "I think where we sit right here, that you’re probably right in saying that.
"This has been a competition, even from the beginning of the season, that we’ve looked at."
Rangers take on Kilmarnock at Ibrox tonight, after a loss and a draw against them in the past month.
A win is essential, but it won't be easy.
Celtic's victory at the weekend has piled the pressure on Rangers to get a result tonight.
It will also have geed up Kilmarnock, who will want to bounce back from defeat by knocking Rangers out of the cup.
If Rangers do lose, Celtic can claim the assist.
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