Shaun Want knows Hamilton will face a tough test against Rangers- but he insists it would be the ideal way to get into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

Accies host Rangers at 12:31 this afternoon as they look to deliver some cup magic. A spirited performance against Celtic last weekend shows Brian Rice’s men can live with the likes of Steven Gerrard’s side.

Hamilton face Rangers this afternoon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Want’s never faced Rangers and he’s eager for the challenge. He is also very aware that a cup run would not only bring the club closer together, but the whole town of Hamilton.

A big test stands between them and a quarter-final berth. With a good gameplan though, Want says there’s no ‘better way’ of progressing into the next round by claiming one of Scotland’s biggest scalps.


“It’s a tough run of games so it’s all about resting up and getting ready for the next game,” said Want. “We’ve not had a cup run in a while and we know it’s a big test against Rangers.

Want’s been around long enough to know what a cup run means. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“This will be my first experience of facing Rangers so hopefully if I’m picked I can do my best and enjoy the experience. We have a gameplan to get at them so as long as we’re defensively strong we can hopefully get into the next round.

“We’ll soon see if I have problems dealing with Alfredo Morelos! I know what a cup run would bring to the whole town, not just the players. For the fans it would be good to give them a cup run.

“There’s no better way to get into the next round than beating Rangers.”

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