Rangers legend Andy Goram believes Celtic will go into the Old Firm clash in the Scottish Cup semi-final worrying more about the occasion than the Gers.

Mark Warburton’s team, who are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions, winning 13 of those, thrashed Scottish Premiership outfit Dundee 4-0 in the Scottish Cup to set up a semi-final meeting with their arch-rivals Celtic at Hampden on 17th April.

Even though Celtic are a division higher than Rangers and are gunning for their fifth consecutive Scottish Premiership title, Goram feels his former team are better placed for the derby, owing to the Hoops’ weak defence.

However, the legendary former goalkeeper, who praised Rangers’ defensive astuteness, explained that he would have liked the Old Firm derby to take place right now, especially with the Scottish Championship leaders being in a rich vein of form.

“I think Celtic will be more worried about us than we will be about them given the way we are playing”, Goram was quoted as saying by the Herald Scotland.


“When Celtic turn up, they are a right good side. However, everyone knows that they are vulnerable at the back.

“I would love the game to be right now because I thought Rangers’ performance against Dundee in the last round was sensational.

“We are getting clean sheets regularly now as well. That was always key to our success in the 1990s.”

Rangers, who will face Falkirk in an away league game on Friday, are currently 14 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.