NEW Bhoy Marvin Compper has warned Celtic that a repeat of yesterday’s lacklustre first-half display against Morton could cost them dearly at Ibrox a week today.
The Cup holders toiled for the opening 45 minutes against Morton at Parkhead with the teams going in goalless at the interval.
Brendan Rodgers’ men sparked to life after the break and two goals from Moussa Dembele – one a penalty-kick – and another from substitute Odsonne Edouard gave the Hoops a 3-0 triumph and a place in tonight’s semi-final draw.
Compper, making his long-awaited debut following January’s £1million move from RB Leipzig, said: “The Rangers (sic) game is the one everyone wants to play. I will do my best, then it’s up to the gaffer to put me in.
“It is going to be very intense, a battle. We are going to need to be ready. We cannot start like we did against Morton or we might be 2-0 down.
“I enjoy a battle, these are the competitions where the opportunity presents a player to show what you are made of.
“I feel fit, otherwise the staff and gaffer wouldn’t have put me on to make my debut. Even if Morton are a Championship team you shouldn’t ever take it too easy.
“Because if you are not focused, then they can cause you trouble. That’s what happened in the first-half.
“We need to grow as a team in these kind of situations.”
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- Read the CQN Match Report for Celtic’s win over Morton here.