Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday insists the Gers “have to try” and push Celtic in the league despite slipping up on Friday night – and admits they need to “save” their season in Tuesday’s Scottish Cup clash with Aberdeen.
The Light Blues slipped to a 1-1 draw with Hibs on Friday and face Derek McInnes’ side at Ibrox in a replay of their Scottish Cup quarter-final clash.
Halliday admits that the Gers’ season has “probably” hinged on the Scottish Cup for a while – but insists they need to be clinical against the Dons.
“Is the league all over? We have to try. But we’ve a game on Tuesday to save our season,” Halliday told the Daily Record.
“That’s something we’ve probably said for the last couple of rounds in the Scottish Cup.
“At this club, you need to win titles and cups. So we have to be in contention for this one.
“We have a chance to put ourselves in a semi-final at Hampden. But we’ll have to be clinical because Aberdeen are a good team and we can’t give them opportunities.”
With a semi-final clash against Celtic awaiting Tuesday’s winner, it could be the Gers’ final chance at ending their biggest rival’s triple treble dream.
Gerrard’s side had been in decent form recently and really should have come away from Easter Road with the three points.
After Celtic drew 0-0 with Aberdeen, it kept the gap between the Old Firm rivals at eight points – but represents a massive missed opportunity for the Gers to put pressure on.