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Scottish Cup final: Rangers star Sterling aiming for revenge on Celtic

Rangers were beaten to the Scottish Premiership title by Celtic.


Rangers utility man Dujon Sterling is hoping they can make up for their Scottish Premiership disappointment and end the season on a high by winning the Scottish Cup.

The Gers take on Celtic, who pipped them to the league title in the closing weeks, at Hampden Park hoping to claim a second piece of silverware after winning the League Cup in December.

Former Chelsea youngster Sterling told the club’s official website: “Hopefully it’s going to be a special week, we are disappointed about the league but we want to try and make amends in this cup final and put everything into it.

“We have to control our emotions, because obviously it is still a derby game, but we have to keep our emotions in check, stay composed and hopefully get the job done.

“In training, everyone has been focused and it has really stepped up another gear this week so hopefully we can show that on the pitch.”

Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side are favourites to complete the domestic double but Sterling hopes his team-mates can use the memory of their win over Aberdeen at Hampden earlier in the season and cause an upset.

He added: “When you get the opportunity to play in a final you want to do everything you can to win. You don’t want to be coming out with a silver medal.

“We have had the experience earlier in the season winning the League Cup and hopefully that experience can help us in this one as well.

“That week was a good week for me personally because we had Betis away, obviously we won that, I came on and played and then started in the final and kept my shirt. The gaffer had his trust in me as well, so it was really good. Also celebrating with the fans, that was the first time I have experienced something like that so it was great and hopefully we can do it again.

“That was probably the moment when I really got the passion for what the fans were about. The turnout after was incredible and it was something I have never experienced before so for me it was really good.”

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.