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Scottish Cup semi-final kick-off times confirmed

The Scottish Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers place will take place on Sunday 23 April with a noon kick-off.

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Celtic and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish volunteered for the day at grassroots football club Stirling City All Stars to help launch the 2017 McDonalds Grassroots Awards. 
Picture Ian Rutherford

Kenny Dalglish: Champions League is Celtic’s biggest prize

Kenny Dalglish believes Celtic
have already secured their greatest prize this season whether or not his former side claim the treble for only the fourth time in their history.

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Patrick Roberts could miss out on the Scottish Cup final if Celtic make it there. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Celtic’s Patrick Roberts could miss Scottish Cup final

Patrick Roberts could miss the Scottish Cup final if Celtic defeat rivals Rangers in next month’s semi.

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Marvin Bartley celebrates with John McGinn after the midfielder put Hibs into the lead. Picture: SNS.

John McGinn aims for both league and cup success with Hibs

Winning the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years was one thing, but Hibernian haven’t ruled out winning it for a second successive year.

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Brendan Rodgers says St Mirren would hold their own in the Premiership. Picture: SNS.

St Mirren are ‘best side Celtic have faced’ – Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers hailed 
St Mirren as the most accomplished opponents Celtic have faced on domestic duty this season after his team had to come from behind against the relegation-threatened Championship outfit to secure their place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

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Joe Garner scores the second goal of his hat-trick. Picture: SNS.

Martyn Waghorn sees morale soar after Rangers’ six-goal haul

It is just as well that Martyn Waghorn sounded upbeat about facing Celtic in the aftermath of his team producing an emphatic scoreline to book their place in the Scottish Cup semi-final. The English striker didn’t know on Saturday night that it would be Brendan Rodgers’ men that would stand in their way of a final, but last night’s draw creates an invidious possibility for the Ibrox club.

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Graeme Shinnie scores the goal which booked Aberdeen's semi-final place. Picture: SNS.

Aberdeen 1 - 0 Partick Thistle: Shinnie secures semi-final spot

Graeme Shinnie may have scored the only goal of game but there was no doubt Aberdeen deserved their place in the last four of the Scottish Cup, where the luck of the draw paired them with Hibs.

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The William Hill Scottish Cup. Picture: SNS.

Celtic and Rangers to meet in Scottish Cup semi-final

Celtic will meet Rangers in a repeat of last season’s William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final.

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Celtic's Scott Sinclair celebrates scoring his side's second goal. Picture: PA.

Celtic 4 - 1 St Mirren: Rodgers’ men book semi-final spot

Celtic survived a scare in their William Hill Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren before booking a semi-final place with an emphatic 4-1 win at Parkhead.

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St Mirren legend Tony Fitzpatrick had a small but well remembered role in cup final success. Picture: SNS.

Hope springs eternal in St Mirren legend Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick is St Mirren’s patron saint of unquenchable optimism. The 61-year-old has enjoyed a religious devotion to a club he has served in every capacity over the past four decades, doing so now in the capacity of chief executive. Fitzpatrick knows that every available shred of evidence points to his beloved Buddies taking a battering in their Scottish Cup quarter-final at Celtic Park this lunchtime, in a runaway Premiership leaders versus bottom club in the Championship contest. And yet he retains a blind faith in the ability of his Saints to perform miracles.

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Craig Gordon is a big part of Brendan Rodgers plans at Celtic. Picture: SNS

Craig Gordon’s new Celtic deal ‘almost over the line’

Brendan Rodgers’ vision for Celtic appears set to be given another boost with reports yesterday that Craig Gordon has reached agreement on a new three-and-a-half year contract. The deal, which will be on significantly increased terms, will tie the keeper to the Scottish champions until the summer of 2020 after a protracted period of uncertainty over his future.

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Aberdeen's Adam Rooney will be a key man against Partick. Picture: SNS

Adam Rooney bids to end Aberdeen’s long Scottish Cup drought

Aberdeen remain on course to clinch a third consecutive runners-up spot in the Premiership despite Tuesday’s surprise defeat at Hamilton, but only denying Celtic the treble by winning the Scottish Cup will make it a successful season as far as Adam Rooney is concerned.

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Joe Garner and Dougie Imrie tangle after the Rangers player's late challenge the Hamilton striker. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Dougie Imrie: Joe Garner deserved red for ‘UFC challenge’

Hamilton attacker Dougie Imrie last night despaired at the officiating in his team’s 6-0 Scottish Cup quarter-final defeat at Ibrox, labelling the 55th-minute wild kick on him by Joe Garner that did not result in a red card as “a leg-breaker” and a “UFC challenge”.

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Joe Garner celebrates his hat-trick. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

Five conclusions from Rangers 6 - 0 Hamilton Academical

Rangers eased into the last four of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a comfortable second half performance at Ibrox against Hamilton Academical. Rangers midfield trio shines in what has been a good week for the team, although they will have to improve with Celtic on the horizon, writes Joel Sked.

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John McGinn celebrates his thumping goal. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hibernian 3 - 1 Ayr United: Scottish Cup holders Hibs ease their way into the semi finals

Goals from John McGinn, Jason Cummings and James Keatings steered Hibs into their fifth Scottish Cup semi-final in six seasons and kept the Easter Road outfit’s dream of winning the trophy for a second year in succession very much alive.

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Rangers' Joe Garner netted a second half hat-trick. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Rangers 6 - 0 Hamilton Academical: Joe Garner’s hat-trick helps Gers to semi-final place

There are things you don’t expect to hear from punters after watching their team score six goals without reply for a biggest win of the season. One of them is “we got away with that” but that was the shout from one Rangers supporter to a friend he bumped into heading for the exit.

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Brian McLean could line up for Hibs  in a new defensive partnership with Efe Ambrose. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ Brian McLean recalls crowning moment in Brunei

Even if Hibernian do go on to retain the Scottish Cup, Brian McLean is acutely aware that it will be tough to top the remarkable scenes which greeted his historic league triumph in Singapore – with the Crown Prince of Brunei throwing the mother of all title 
parties.

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The departure of his mentor, Mark Warburton, will not affect Jon Toral's focus. Picture: SNS.

Jon Toral determined to help Rangers – and get a good sleep

Jon Toral hasn’t been short of detractors during his loan spell at Rangers so far. To put it politely, the Ibrox support have generally been underwhelmed by the Arsenal midfielder’s performances since he arrived in January.

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John Lambie revelled in his Hamilton sides famous Scottish Cup victory over Rangers at Ibrox 30 years ago. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Interview: John Lambie on doos, dogs and heid bangers

I’m looking around the home of this true football man, spotting the playing-days mementos and the cup given to him for being a “manager extraordinaire”. I’m noticing the family photos of his three daughters and assorted grandchildren, also the snap of him with Chic Charnley, an incorrigible rascal he signed four times and who, by way of thanks, phones the old boss every week just to check he’s doing okay. But, for the life of me I can’t find any erotic art.

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Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty is unsure whether he would have a role under a new boss at Ibrox. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Graeme Murty open-minded about Rangers future under new manager

When he hands back the keys after his stint as caretaker, Graeme Murty is determined the door to Scottish Cup success remains open for the new Rangers manager.

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