Celtic star admits he wanted Rangers to reach Betfred Cup final

From the Barcelona Bears to heartache in Manchester Ibrox side are no strangers to Mother Russia in Europe

From the Barcelona Bears to heartache in Manchester Ibrox side are no strangers to Mother Russia in Europe

"Otherwise we're never going to win anything".

Gerrard has strikers Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty available again.

Speaking after that game, he said: "Anyone at this game or who watched on TV must know we were much better than Aberdeen".

Gerrard added: "This one will hurt for a good while". Aberdeen didn't have any idea against us, and for 93 minutes it was flawless.

"On watching his 79th-minute right-footed corner finding Ferguson's head and the chaotic, jubilant scenes among the players and Red Army afterwards, McGinn said: "(I was) obviously overjoyed.

Hearts now have a five-point cushion at the top of the SPL after a scintillating start to the season has seen them win eight of their opening ten games.

Aberdeen have faced criticism for their league form this year but McInnes insists their recent drop in form is only a blip. "At least we're putting ourselves in a position to be criticised".

Celtic fans will be housed in the North, East and South Stands at the final on Sunday, December 2, while Aberdeen supporters will be in the South and West Stands.

But the SPFL have made a decision to give defending champions Celtic 25,000 tickets and Aberdeen 20,000 after discussions with both clubs as well as the Hampden Park safety officer and Police Scotland.

He said: "We were up against the best Celtic team of a generation that year, they were outstanding".

The manager interrupted his midfielder and answered the question for him.

The 'Gers were beaten 1-0 by Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup last weekend, leading Gerrard to warn he could dip into the transfer market in January.

However, Windass is still clearly passionate about the club and hopefully we can learn from the experience to start winning these games once more.

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