Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
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Blame me for Scottish Cup exit, says Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Blame me for Scottish Cup exit, says Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

In October they beat the Gers 1-0 at the national stadium in the League Cup semi-final.

And similarly, last night's victory at Ibrox means it will be Aberdeen who face the defending Premiership champions at Hampden Park rather than the Gers.

Slamming his players for a dismal display in a season-defining game, Gerrard declared himself "angry and disappointed" by the performance.

McGinn pounced on a mistake by Glen Kamara to fire Aberdeen ahead just three minutes in.

A seat was also hurled from the stand where Rangers fans were housed as the man was led away.

'I can't find a positive out there, really, ' he admitted.

"Nobody wants bottles thrown on the pitch, nobody wants to see coins or any objects thrown at players and staff members". We're just glad to be there - everyone was expecting an Old Firm semi-final, so sorry to disappoint everyone who tipped that.

Ironically, despite May's excellent assist in the quarter-final, he might not start the semi-final. We're going to have to do it the hard way.

A Scottish FA judicial panel will hear the case on Friday before making a decision on whether the striker was guilty of going down too easily. We've got everything we need here. We're used to Hampden now.

"Hopefully, we've got enough depth when the semi-final comes round to get into a final". "We knew we'd have to take our chances - I've read the pass and took it well - but, more importantly, we're through to the next round".

He added: "We've got to knuckle down in the league".

Earlier on Friday, Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke, who was targeted by supporters during a recent game against Rangers, described his treatment as something "from the dark ages".

"I celebrated with Stevie after it went in" he told the Evening Express.

"I thought we defended brilliantly as a team and we counter-attacked and got a great start with McGinn taking advantage".

"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".

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