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We can't hide league woe: Wilson

By Andy Newport

Danny Wilson admits even victory over Celtic in tomorrow's William Hill Scottish Cup showdown will not be enough to make up for Rangers' nightmare league campaign.

The Ibrox side will hope to halt Celtic's treble quest when the bitter rivals meet in the Hampden semi-final.

While the Hoops are looking to take another step towards a historic clean sweep as well as maintaining their unbeaten domestic record, Gers are just looking to salvage some pride after a disappointing campaign.

Not only did they surrender any notion of battling Brendan Rodgers' men for the Ladbrokes Premiership crown, but they have also let second place slip from their grasp and will likely limp over the line in third and defender Wilson confessed even victory at Hampden will not wash away a season's worth of frustrations.

He said: "Over the course of the season we've been poor. We've not been consistent enough so I don't think you can say it would be a success just by getting to one cup final.

"We would have preferred to do a lot better in the league. But as it is, a win would give us something to look forward to."

Pedro Caixinha has racked up three wins and two draws from his first five games in charge but Wilson insists no one is getting ahead of themselves.

"We've let ourselves down over the course of the season so to talk about confidence I don't think is really right," he admitted. "We're on a good run right now and we want to keep it going to make sure we've got a final to play for."

The teams met at the same stage of the competition last year, with Mark Warburton's Championship Gers claiming a stunning penalty shoot-out triumph to leave former Hoops boss Ronny Deila completely shellshocked.

And Wilson would love to sample a repeat of the wild celebrations that followed.

"I think it's a completely different game, different managers, there are lot of differences in the games," said the former Hearts and Scotland centre-back.

"But we can look back and remember the feeling we had at the end of it.

"We all want a bit more of that."

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