Rangers boss Steven Gerrard left SEETHING after Aberdeen loss - 'They bullied us'

  • Rangers boss Steven Gerrard left SEETHING after Aberdeen loss - 'They bullied us'

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard left SEETHING after Aberdeen loss - 'They bullied us'

On the road, they have won seven and drawn one of eight fixtures, the three most recent of which have been against the Old Firm pair, with a 1-1 Scottish Cup draw against Rangers at Pittodrie followed by a goalless league outing against Celtic that saw the champions drop points at Parkhead for the first time this season.

The semi-final against Celtic takes place on April 13th at Hampden Park.

Gers' last remaining hope of landing a trophy was snuffed out as they were dumped out of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a 2-0 defeat by Aberdeen. We're used to Hampden now.

"Credit to Aberdeen, they deserve to be going to Hampden". We've had a couple of real disappointments there but we've had some good performances in semi-finals.

"I thought it was more about defending well and being smart and if he was going to take a booking he took it in the right area of the pitch before we took him off".

"Being at a big club like Aberdeen, you enjoy getting to semi-finals and finals".

"All we can do is focus on ourselves and try and win football matches and then we go from there". "We've got another opportunity to get to a final and there's no bigger task than beating Celtic but we will look forward to the challenge when it comes".

After the Dons put Steven Gerrard's men out of the competition this week, they have their eyes on the prize and want to get some revenge on Celtic who have beaten them three times in three separate cup finals over the last three years. "We showed great maturity and composure to put on a performance like we did", McGinn said.

The Dons stunned Steven Gerrard's side with a 2-0 victory at Ibrox, in what was a replay after the initial game finished in a 1-1 draw.

"Even in the last few years, though, that fear factor hasn't been there against Rangers in Glasgow".

"We've had two replays and I always feel there should be some sort of concession when you play extra games".

"It's a sore one for them but for us it was a case of trying to take on a good team in a certain way".

Now approaching the stage of his career where he is classed as a veteran, McGinn was enthused by the contributions of teenagers Lewis Ferguson, Dean Campbell and second goalscorer Connor McLennan on Tuesday. I managed to read the pass [Glen Kamara made for Rangers] and took it well.