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We're up for Celtic challenge, says Rangers striker Kenny Miller

By Robert Jones

Published 07/03/2016

Rangers striker Kenny Miller
Rangers striker Kenny Miller

Rangers striker Kenny Miller insists they will not fear the Scottish champions when the old enemies are reunited in the Scottish Cup.

The Gers will play Celtic in the semi-finals while Hibernian or Inverness Caledonian Thistle will face Dundee United.

The ties will be played on the weekend of April 16 and 17.

Miller believes that the players' faith in Mark Warburton's methods will give them the confidence to cause an upset.

The former Celtic player said: "There was every chance we were going to get them at some point, and as we said after the game yesterday, we don't fear anyone.

"Whoever we drew was just going to be standing in the way of our goal which is to win the Scottish Cup, and I've said all along, we have to get past Celtic if we want to win it.

"It will be a tough game, but I am fully confident if we go about the job in the way we know we can that we can get the result.

"The manager has got us playing and has got us believing in the way we are playing, and that will never change no matter who we play. If we can perform and do the right things that we do day in and day out, it can all come to fruition as it did yesterday. I thought to a man the lads were excellent, both offensively and defensively in terms of scoring goals, creating chances and keeping the back door shut."

The Gers thrashed Dundee 4-0 in their quarter-final battle at Ibrox.

Harry Forrester, Jason Holt, Andy Halliday and Lee Wallace inflicted the damage.

Warburton said: "We put on a really pleasing performance from the first whistle."

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