Friday’s draw wasn’t the ideal result for Rangers before a big Scottish Cup game, was it? However, the 1-1 against Hibernian saw another promising performance that Steven Gerrard will hope leads to a victory on Tuesday night.
The Scottish Cup quarter-final replay against Aberdeen could take the Gers one step closer to winning their first major trophy since their re-establishment in 2012. A win would round off their seven-year comeback and announce themselves back as a real contender to Celtic’s era of domination.
There’s been real excitement around the Ibrox since Gerrard’s arrival and the contract extension of star striker Alfredo Morelos has given them another boost as they get closer and closer to completing the ultimate comeback. The title is gone, but the chance of that first major trophy is still very much alive.
Yes, there’d be a semi-final and a final to come after the game on Tuesday, but the match is massive in maintaining the feel-good factor surrounding the club. They’re nine points clear of their opponents in the league with a goal difference 32 strikes higher. The gap between Celtic and Rangers and then the rest of the Scottish Premiership is growing, and a win on Tuesday would prove that’s the case in the cups too.
Celtic have won the last two Scottish Cups and last three Scottish League Cups, so to have Rangers back competing for these honours again would ramp up the club’s positivity even more. A good cup run would also come at a time when their rivals have just lost their all-conquering manager too.
The result on Friday was a continuation of good performances by Gerrard’s men, now they must turn those good performances into a cup run that can announce Rangers as well and truly back.
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