DANNY WILSON is confident that Rangers can achieve what they did last season and knock Celtic out of The William Hill Scottish Cup at the semi-final stage at Hampden on Sunday.
The in-form defender was in the side which enjoyed the hugely memorable penalty shoot-out victory over Ronny Deila’s men 12 months ago, and he insists the Light Blues will give everything once again to replicate that victory with Pedro Caixinha now at the helm.
Speaking at today’s pre-match press conference at The Rangers Training Centre, he said:
“There is no point in us turning up if we don’t think we can win.
“Obviously it’s a semi-final, a chance to get to a final, so when we go there we treat it like we do every game and try to get the victory.
“We’re under no doubts it’s going to be tough game for us, but we went there and got a draw in the league and hopefully we can go one better this time.”
Rangers will need to show the same fighting spirit and determination that was there for all to see in the 1-1 draw at Celtic Park in March if they are progress through to the Scottish Cup Final on May 27.
Danny believes that result and performance in Glasgow’s east end last month will give his side hope that they can go one better and win on Sunday.
He said: “I think it came at an important time for us.There was a change of management and it gave us a wee springboard for the run that we have had.
I think we are eight games unbeaten so we can take confidence from that run, but we will be looking to just go out there and make sure we get to the final.
“Obviously we’ll go in with our game plan and we’ll try to execute it to get a victory on the day.
“I think the manager has shown that with different opposition he’ll make the changes and he’ll be preparing for Celtic.
“So we need to make sure we are ready for Sunday and it’s just all about getting to the final.
“If you asked a lot of the boys that’s why we came to Rangers, to play in cup finals and we’ve got the opportunity to go and do that.”
While hoping to experience the same feeling he had when Rangers beat Celtic to progress to the final of the Scottish Cup last year, Danny is aware a lot has changed since then.
He said: “I think it’s a completely different game, different managers, there are lot of differences in the games.
“We can look back and remember the feeling we had at the end of it; we all want a bit more of that but like I say it will be completely different game.”