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CELTIC WAIT FOR GERS OR DONS

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HOLDERS Celtic face a delay to see who they meet in the Scottish Cup semi-final next month after they were paired with either Rangers or Aberdeen in tonight’s ballot at Firhill.

The sides fought out a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie yesterday where Sam Cosgrove gave the Dons the first-half advantage, but Joe Worrall steered in the equaliser shortly after the turnaround.

All eyes are on Ibrox a week tomorrow where they will meet again for the right to play Neil Lennon’s men who reached the last four following a 2-0 win over Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday night.

The Hoops eventually won through a tense encounter with a double salvo after the interval with goals from James Forrest and skipper Scott Brown.

There is a potential Old Firm derby on offer, but Derek McInnes has already stated he is confident his team can finish the job in Glasgow where the Dons have won twice against Steven Gerrard’s line-up this season.

A headed goal from Lewis Ferguson downed the Gers 1-0 in the Betfred League Cup semi-final in October and Scott McKenna thumped in the only goal of the game in the Premiership Ibrox confrontation.

The other semi-final will be between Hearts or Partick Thistle against Inverness Caley Thistle who cemented their place with a late winner in the 2-1 victory over Dundee United at Tannadice yesterday.

The ties are due on the weekend of April 13/14.

Earlier this evening, Gary Caldwell’s Jags came back to earn a replay Craig Levein’s Jambos at Firhill. A header from skipper Christophe Berra gave the visitors the advantage, but Christie Elluott snatched the leveller and the teams will meet again at Tynecastle a week tomorrow.

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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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