Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has admitted that the Gers faced a “tough” draw regardless of who they were pulled out of the hat against in last night’s League Cup semi-final draw – but seemed more than happy when he learned the Light Blues will take on Hearts at Hampden in November.

Steven Gerrard’s side learned their fate after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena, with Celtic taking on Hibs in the other semi.

20th January 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Mid season football friendly, Rangers versus Helsinki; Gary McAllister gives a thumbs up to the fans

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McAllister insists the Gers will “take that” draw as they look to end the club’s eight-year wait for a major trophy.

“We’ll take that,” McAllister told BT Sport, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“The four teams that are left in the semis are all tough. We’ll take that though.”


Rangers reached the same stage last season before losing out to Aberdeen but appear to be in a far better position now than they were 12 months ago.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 25: Joe Aribo of rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Europa League Second Qualifying round first leg match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at Ibrox Stadium on July 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gerrard’s side will face a hectic run of games in the build-up with a trip to Dingwall to face Ross County coming just a few days before the semi-final.

The Gers will also have to find room to fit in a to-be-rearranged Premiership clash with St. Johnstone that is also scheduled to take place the same weekend as the trip to Hampden.

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