Mark Warburton to watch Celtic twice before Old Firm semi

Mark Warburton will be keeping a close eye on his side's Old Firm rivals. Picture: Michael Gillen

Mark Warburton will be keeping a close eye on his side's Old Firm rivals. Picture: Michael Gillen

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Mark Warburton has revealed that he’ll try to watch Celtic play one or two times before next month’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

The manager faces the biggest test of his Rangers tenure thus far when they take on their Old Firm rivals on Sunday 17 April.

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Prior to this month’s quarter-final meeting with Dundee, Warburton insisted there was little point attending Celtic Park to watch their cup opponents in action, choosing instead to watch film of Paul Hartley’s side.

On this occasion, in addition to watching recorded footage of Celtic, Warburton will attempt to attend a couple of games in person to familiarise himself with Ronny Deila’s side.

He told the Evening Times: “We’ll go and see them play at some stage and we’ll have other people at their games. We’ll do what we have to do.

“Ideally, I like to go and see teams in person, but you have to trust people as well.

“I know that if Frank or Davie go to a game, they will see the same game that I see and we’ll report back with the same points. Whether it’s me, Frank, Davie or Jim, it’s the same.

“I’ll watch the DVDs two or three times, I’ll watch them live once or twice if I can, that’s enough. Otherwise it is overkill.”

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