JOE Worrall says the pressure is on Aberdeen rather than Rangers to reach the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals after his first Gers goal earned his side a replay.

The centre-half’s 48th minute equaliser responded to Sam Cosgrove’s early penalty for the Dons at Pittodrie and sets up a rematch on March 12.

Worrall and defensive partner Connor Goldson have now not conceded a goal from open play in 540 minutes of football and the 22-year-old is happy to be on form at both ends of the pitch.

Speaking to RangersTV he smiled: “I think it was Kenty (Ryan Kent) who swung it in, over the back post and Connor has just missed it then I just volleyed it in at the back stick.

“It has been a long time coming I think for me to get on the scoresheet. We practise them every day, we work really hard and we are a big physical side so thankfully it came off today.

“We have not lost for ten games now and have defended really well, they scored a penalty today but we have not conceded from open play for a few games.

“We just need to be confident and play the attacking football we know we can and match their physicality because I think that is their main weapon in both boxes.

“We weren’t good enough for the first-half, I think they pressed us high and obviously we like to get on the ball and play.

“The pitch was a little bit sticky and bobbly but we have confidence to still do that. Second-half I think we came out a lot more physical, a lot stronger and got the goal.

“We could have gone and nicked it and so could they, Greegsy has made a couple of really good saves, poor marking from us at the back but we are still in the cup so we can’t moan.

“It is in our hands, we said at half-time that we have got to turn it on and the ball is our court but now it is back in their court and they have got to come to Ibrox in front of 50,000 and deliver if they want to get through.”

Worrall also took time out to thank Allan McGregor for giving himself and the rest of the Light Blues defence the confidence to perform to their potential.

The Rangers number one got a hand to Cosgrove’s penalty and pulled off a string of impressive saves.

Worrall continued: “He nearly saved it, he got a hand to it. But you know if you get beat you’ve got Greegsy behind you!

“You can’t count your chickens but he’s behind you and he fills you with confidence.

“He knows we try and protect him as much as we can but that is what a goalie is there to do, bail you out on some occasions and thankfully he has done that for us today.”

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