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Published 19/04/2016

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: A general view during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: A general view during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers is tackled by Dedryck Boyata of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers fans wave flags during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers scores the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers scores the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Kenny Miller scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' fans during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Celtic fans sing ahead of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Singer Rod Stewart looks on during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers Chairman Dave King looks on during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Celtic fans let off a flare during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers puts pressure on Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: The Celtic team huddle ahead of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers holds off the challenge of Dedryck Boyata of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers puts pressure on Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay of Rangers holds off pressure from Stefan Johansen of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers holds off pressure from Dedryck Boyata of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' manager Mark Warburton (right) and Celtic manager Ronny Deila during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko (right) scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' manager Mark Warburton during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers vies with Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers manager Mark Warburton reacts during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers vies with Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Scott Brown of Celtic receives medical attention during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Celtic's Scott Brown gets treatment on the sideline during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers is tackled by Nir Bitton of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Stefan Johansen of Celtic holds off pressure from Andrew Halliday of Rangers during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Stefan Johansen of Celtic holds off pressure from Andrew Halliday of Rangers during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers is tackled by Nir Bitton of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Scott Brown of Celtic clears the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Dean Sheils of Rangers goes down under pressure during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko tackles Rangers' Dean Shiels (right) during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's manager Ronny Deila during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko tackles Rangers' Dean Shiels during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Patrick Roberts reacts after a missed shot during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Patrick Roberts reacts after a missed shot during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Patrick Roberts of Celtic reacts after missing a chance during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Patrick Roberts of Celtic reacts after missing a chance during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Patrick Roberts of Celtic reacts after missing a chance during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Dean Shiels and Celtic's Kieran Tierney battle for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Kenny Miller and Celtic's Scott Brown (left) battle for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Nir Bitton of Celtic holds off pressure from Kenny Miller of Rangers during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Celtic fans let off a flare during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Celtic' Scott Brown during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Dedryck Boyata (left) and Rangers' Jason Holt (right) battle for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers fans wave flags ahead of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Wes Foderingham (right) and Martyn Waghorn celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Nicky Law scores the winning penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' manger Mark Warburton celebrates victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' James Tavernier misses a penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Callum McGregor reacts to a missed penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' manager Mark Warburton during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Tom Rogic (hidden) scores his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Tom Rogic (not pictured) scores his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic manager Ronny Deila during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay scores his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic manager Ronny Deila during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay of Rangers celebrates team-mate James Tavernier after scoring their second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Wes Foderingham makes a save at the feet of Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (right) during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (L) of Rangers celebrates with team-mate James Tavernier after scoring their second goalduring the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Barrie McKay celebrates scoring his sides second goal with team mates during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay (not pictured) scores his sides second goal past Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay (second right)scores his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay (right) celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay (right) celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths heads the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Lee Wallace holds his face during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths reacts during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Scott Brown during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviatchenko of Celtic scores during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
Celtic and Rangers' fans during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic scores their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' players mob goalkeeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebtate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebtate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
Rangers' goal keeper Wes Foderingham as he celebrates with team mates after their victory during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' goal keeper Wes Foderingham as he celebrates with team mates after their victory during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Dominic Ball and Rob Kiernan of Rangers celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Martyn Waghorn of Rangers celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty IMages)
Rangers' goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and manager Mark Warburton celebrate after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Tom Rogic misses his penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Tom Rogic misses his penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates victory at the end of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic players looks dejected during the penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates victory at the end of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers goal keeper Wes Foderingham celebrates victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' players mob goal keeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers celebrate winning the penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' players mob goal keeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers celebrate winning the penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebtate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
Rangers' players mob goal keeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' players mob goal keeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday reckons boss Mark Warburton should be leading the race for the Manager of the Year award after masterminding Sunday's Old Firm triumph.

Gers dominated Celtic during a thrilling 2-2 draw at Hampden, eventually booking a place in the final of the William Hill Scottish Cup on penalties.

Ronny Deila's Ladbrokes Premiership leaders were firm favourites to see off the Ibrox men, but the Parkhead boss now finds his future cast in uncertainty following the dramatic derby encounter.

But, rather than worry about the Hoops, Halliday is focusing on the Championship winners, and believes Warburton should be recognised after he bravely chose to stick to the bold attacking ethos Rangers have utilised this season.

He said: "The one thing I will say about the gaffer is that he is a calming influence. He puts so much belief into his players and gives you that extra five or 10 per cent.

"He's a bit of everything in terms of his demeanour in the dressing room. He's calming but strict in the right areas. He has brought discipline to the club but we are all fighting for him out there.

"He's got to be a contender for Manager of the Year. If you look in the Championship, there is the gaffer, Alan Stubbs at Hibs and Peter Houston at Falkirk - those are the three managers who have had great seasons and a big influence. But the gaffer would get my vote.

"It's all credit to him and the staff, the progression we've had in the last 12 months."

Halliday, who bossed the midfield duel alongside colleagues Dom Ball and Barrie McKay, added: "Celtic have got top-class players. Scott Brown is the captain of the national team and has had a wonderful career.

"But we had complete belief in our ability. We wanted to do what we do best, keep hold of the football and try to penetrate in dangerous areas.

"There has arguably been better Rangers teams and better Rangers players in the past but I haven't seen as composed a display from a Rangers team in a long time.

"I thought we fully deserved the victory. It was a complete, dominant performance by Rangers."

Gers take on Hibernian in the May 21 final and can clinch a return ticket to European competition five years on from their last adventure if they beat Stubbs' side. And Halliday anticipates the good times are just around the corner for the Light Blues.

He said: "People keep saying the journey has ended now that we're back in the SPL - but really it's just beginning. We're going to go for a treble now and a place in Europe."

Halliday, brought up just a goal-kick away from Ibrox, said his first derby clash was extra special.

He helped dump Chelsea out of the FA Cup while playing for Bradford last season but insisted nothing compared to the Old Firm.

Up against Brown, many expected their head-to-head to produce fireworks, but the 24-year-old kept his composure as Rangers produced a display packed with pace and intensity.

"I tried to tap into a lot of Rangers players who have played in these games in the past and who have a lot of knowledge," he said. "I wanted to get as much advice as I could - but I don't think anything can prepare you.

"I spoke to Ian Durrant, Davie Weir, Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace. I also listened to people like John Brown who does RangersTV.

"It was my first one and it was a great start. It was probably the best day I've ever had on a football park. I was never worried about getting caught up in the emotion. I've had two red cards in my career and both were debatable, so I was never in any doubt.

"It was everything I expected of an Old Firm game. It was certainly noisy. It was a fixture we have all missed over these last four years.

"I read it was the most watched live sporting event since the Super Bowl, so that just shows the worldwide spectacle that it is. It was good to have it back."

Belfast Telegraph

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