In-form St Mirren midfielder Jamie McGrath believes the Buddies are the team capable of stopping Rangers’ recent success this season.
Rangers haven’t lost a domestic match this term and are yet to lose in Europe either in the 2020/21 Europa League. Jim Goodwin’s Buddies are the latest team tasked with stopping them in a League Cup quarter-final.
St Mirren aren’t doing too badly themselves, unbeaten in nine matches, with McGrath scoring three goals in his last three matches. He says St Mirren have hit a winning groove.
“We’re starting to find our rhythm now,” he said. “We’ve been working hard and a lot of things have been going against us and we’ve been hit from all angles, so it’s nice to be able to have the whole squad back together again.
“We know the qualities Rangers are bringing to the table at the minute, but we’re bringing some as well right now. But listen, it’s a cup game and anything can happen. We’re going through a good patch so we can go in full of confidence.
“This is probably a free crack at it for us. They’re the favourites and we have to live with that, but everyone here is buzzing for that game.”
McGrath is well aware of the boost a semi-final could give the fanbase, who have been locked out of stadiums this season: “It would give everybody a big boost.
“I don’t know what situation the fans will be in at that point but it would be nice to get a few people in the stands if we did get that far. it will give everybody a big lift if we do get through but it’s going to be a big task.
“We’re not going to approach it any differently. It doesn’t really change what we’re going to do and we’re just looking forward to it.”
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