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Celtic look for revenge in Old Firm Cup clash

By Ronnie Esplin

Brendan Rodgers' Celtic will be gunning for revenge in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final this year after they were drawn against Old Firm rivals Rangers in the last four.

Premiership champions in waiting Celtic have beaten their Glasgow neighbours three times already this season, but when the teams met at the same stage of the Cup last year it was Rangers, then in the Championship, who triumphed. That defeat signalled the end of Ronny Deila's time with the Hoops.

Rangers then failed to capture the Cup losing out to Hibernian, who are back in the semi-finals and will meet Aberdeen, who currently sit second in the Premiership, and beat Partick yesterday.

Hibs, the Championship pace-setters, are outsiders against the top three in the country but have pedigree, having appeared in the last four in each of the last three seasons. The matches will take place at Hampden Park on April 22 and 23.

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