St Johnstone winger Michael O’Halloran is hoping to repeat his 2015 heroics against Rangers when the pair meet in Scottish Cup action this week.
The Saints beat Clyde on Saturday as Rangers defeated Celtic to set up a quarter-final match between the League Cup holders and Scottish Premiership champions. They face off in league action on Wednesday at McDiarmid Park before the weekend match at Ibrox in the cup.
O’Halloran scored the winner in the 2015 League Cup meeting between St Johnstone and Rangers which eliminated the latter and the upcoming Ibrox match isn’t one to fear: “We can only take the positives from winning the League Cup.
“Cup games are one-off matches but it did not matter which team won on Sunday because we were always going to have a tricky game away from home. It has been an incredible season but the manager has told us he doesn’t want it to peter out.
“Clyde came and we knew it would be a difficult test. But we got two early goals and that was it settled. For myself it had been a while since I last played so I was happy to contribute to a good team performance. I was happy to score and assist so that’s a bonus. I am just happy when the manager selects me.
“I would have to say that was a big moment in my career. I remember at the time Rangers were doing well. They hadn’t lost that season. Macca (Steven MacLean) assisted my goal that night. It was a memorable match and hopefully we can replicate that next weekend. It’s a massive week for us but that’s what you want at this time of the season. You want big games.”
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