FORMER Celtic defender Mark Wilson reckons Brendan Rodgers’ side will have the final say when they play at Ibrox on Sunday.

The one-time Scotland international right-back admitted he was “surprised” to hear Graeme Murty’s players had roared with joy when they learned they had drawn his old club in next month’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

Wilson was particularly baffled by the reaction considering the Hoops have dominated the last eight games against the Govan side, winning six and drawing two.

The ex-Dundee United star, who played for the Parkhead outfit between 2006 and 2012, said: “I am a wee bit surprised that they were cheering the draw given their recent history against Celtic.

“You would obviously be looking forward to playing them and try to teach them a lesson at Hampden.

“I would have thought their players would have much preferred an easier route to the Final and potentially taking Celtic on then.

“You would think that if Rangers (sic) had got result after result against Celtic they would be going: ‘Yes, you beauty’.

“But when you are just managing to scrape draws and you are viewing those results as big successes, then you would have thought they would have wanted to keep them for the Final and maybe cause an upset then.

“I see Celtic winning it. In the big games, especially against Rangers (sic), Celtic have got that edge and can step it up.

“I think there will be a few goals in the game.”

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