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Rangers are all fired up for Celtic visit, vows Wilson

 

By Andy Newport

Danny Wilson has promised the Rangers supporters his side will not make the same mistakes they made at Hampden when Celtic visit Ibrox on Saturday.

Gers were well off the pace as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Defender Wilson admits the loss - their fourth from five Old Firm clashes this season - was self-inflicted, with the Light Blues guilty of failing to get in the faces of Brendan Rodgers' men.

But the former Hearts skipper insists Rangers will be up for the fight when they host the Hoops in just four days' time.

"It's important we lift ourselves," said Wilson. "We're at home, we'll go out and give everything we've got.

"We need to try and move on from it as quickly as possible. We're really disappointed not to get to the final but I don't think we can have too many complaints after the 90 minutes that we didn't go through. There wasn't a lack of effort. We did try, we were just too far off them and gave them too much respect at times.

"Next Saturday we'll go in with a game plan and hopefully we can carry it out better than we did at Hampden.

"How do I view the gap between the clubs? It's a gap we have to close. It's as simple as that.

"Our league form hasn't been good enough this year and Celtic have now put us out of two cups at the semi-finals.

"We need to close that gap as quickly as we can. It's going to be difficult because they are a good team.

"We've had our difficulties both on and off the pitch this season, but we all need to come together and try to push forward."

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