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Weir keeps focus on Rangers

David Weir admits he has taken little comfort from Celtic's latest crisis after Rangers' hopes of a domestic treble were shattered when they crashed out of the Active Nation Scottish Cup.

The Scottish champions had been tipped for a clean-sweep this season but it was Dundee United who progressed to a last-four meeting with Raith Rovers thanks to David Robertson's late winner in the quarter-final replay.

For many Rangers fans, the pain of exiting the tournament and missing out on the opportunity to add more silverware to the trophy cabinet was eased by the news that rivals Celtic had crashed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at St Mirren.

That result saw Tony Mowbray leave his post, with Neil Lennon brought in to take over matters until the end of the season, but Weir insists the turmoil at Celtic has done little to temper his own disappointment at crashing out of the Scottish Cup.

“That's a side issue for us,” said the veteran defender.

“We've got to continue to win our games and put on good performances and do our side of the bargain, regardless of what goes on in other places. Our sole focus has got to be on ourselves.”

Next up for Rangers is a visit to Hearts and Weir has issued a rallying call to the rest of the players as they now bid to retain their SPL crown and add the trophy to the Co-operative Insurance Cup which was claimed at the weekend.

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The Ibrox skipper said: “There is still a lot to play for and there are still a lot of positives.

“Although we are disappointed after losing this game, we've got to learn from it and move on.

“I don't know about losing the chance to win a treble because that was always a long way away.

“We are just very disappointed to lose the game. We don't like losing games and we have not had that feeling for a long time.

“It's a big disappointment just on that level.”

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