Michael O'Halloran admits it will be frustrating not to be able to be involved when his Rangers side lock horns with Celtic in a Scottish Cup semi-final later this month.

The winger, snapped up by Rangers from St Johnstone in the winter transfer window, is cup tied and will have to sit out the Old Firm clash at Hampden.

O'Halloran, who spent time in the youth ranks at Celtic, condedes it will be frustrating to miss out, but he will be at Hampden in the stands supporting the Gers.

Speaking at a press conference held this afternoon, O'Halloran said: "I will be there at the Celtic game supporting this team and my team-mates.

"It will be frustrating not to be involved", the winger added.


And O'Halloran concedes that the Old Firm clash has made for interesting times in his household.

"There is a wee bit of banter with my family.

"And I'm sure there will be in my house that day with my dad."

Rangers are set to lock horns with Celtic on a regular basis from next season as the Gers have all but secured promotion from the Scottish Championship this term.

The Gers can claim the second tier title this Tuesday evening at Ibrox by putting Dumbarton to the sword.