Jamie McGrath hit his fifth goal in four games against Rangers in an inspiring performance – but he says St Mirren won’t get carried away.

The Irish midfielder scored two and played a big part in a third as the Buddies stunned Rangers 3-2. It sent the Gers tumbling out the League Cup and allows Jim Goodwin’s men into the last four.

St Mirren v Rangers - Betfred Cup Quarter-Final

McGrath scored a huge goal. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Now Livingston and either Hibs or St Johnstone stand between St Mirren and a second League Cup inside eight years. McGrath says his side deserved their rewards against Rangers.

“We are over the moon, I thought we deserved it, we worked our socks off and got our reward,” said McGrath. “We have a cup semi-final to look forward to. It was a sucker punch to concede so late on.

“But we didn’t let our heads drop. We went a goal down and we came back. We coped well and luckily enough we scored at the end. Overall I thought we edged it.

St Mirren v Rangers - Betfred Cup Quarter-Final

Huge result against Rangers. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Everybody’s on a high just now, it’s a great place to be at the moment. We are back to the league now so we can’t get too carried away but in this I thought we were brilliant.


“This result lifts everyone. I don’t know what restrictions will be like for the semi-final but hopefully a few fans can get him. We have been hit with all angles with Covid-19 and injuries.

“Now we are getting our squad back together and training has been brilliant. We are getting our rewards now.”

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