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‘KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT, GERS,’ McCALL

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FORMER Rangers caretaker boss Stuart McCall has advised Graeme Murty’s players to be wary of the hype.

Expectation levels at Ibrox have risen dramatically as they prepare for the visit of Brendan Rodgers’ champions on Sunday.

Murty revealed his players roared with delight on Sunday when they were drawn against the holders in the next month’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

But McCall, who was in temporary charge of the club between March and May 2015, insists they should adopt a cautious approach to a game against a team who have beaten them six times in the past eight meetings, with the other two ending in stalemate.

He said: “There is no doubt Rangers will take encouragement from their last couple of performances against Celtic.

“They also have a stronger squad now than when they played them in December.

“But my advice to them would be to play the game and keep their mouths shut.

“There are still a few younger guys in there just getting to know what it’s all about. They won’t have played in this type of game.

“I would say: ‘Let your football do the talking. Don’t get caught up in hype.’

“I know they have to do interviews, but put the senior men forward and don’t set yourself up for a fall.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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