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‘NO PRESSURE,’ GORDON

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CRAIG GORDON is playing down Celtic’s status as overwhelming favourites to win Sunday’s League Cup semi-final.

The Glasgow rivals will clash for the first time at Hampden with many observers believing there is a huge gulf in quality between the sides.

The bookmakers agree, making Celtic as short priced as 1-3 to win, while the new Rangers are available at 6-1.

Despite those unprecedented odds, however, Hoops keeper Gordon believes the crisis-torn Ibrox side remain capable of upsetting them.

He said: “They still have enough quality in their team to win.

“So, we will be looking at ourselves and our preparation for the game.

“It’s not just experience (new) Rangers have, with players such as Lee McCulloch and Kenny Miller, but good quality players, too, and we’ll have to be wary of that.

“I don’t feel there is added pressure on us because we are the favourites.

“Is it a 50-50 game? Probably, regardless of who is playing for the two sides.

“The formbook goes out of the window and there are two sides with 11 men desperate to win the game.

“When you have that, anything can happen. It’s a semi-final and a massive match.”

 
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