THE prospect of facing Celtic must be filling the Rangers fans with dread.
That’s the verdict of defender Steven Smith as the crisis club prepare to meet the SPFL champions in the League Cup semi-final on February 1.
Smith was sent off as Hearts won 2-0 at Tynecastle and they were then demolished 4-0 by Hibs at Easter Road this season.
He said: “I started thinking about it the Celtic game as soon as it got drawn, to be honest.
“But with the results we have been having and the way we have been playing, I don’t think we can think about it too much.
“We have got to take every game as it comes.
“I know that sounds like an old cliche, but maybe if we were playing well we could look forward to it a bit more.
“But we aren’t.
“Everybody has got their opinions and are entitled to them.
“The fans will probably be dreading it because in the big games this season, we haven’t done well.
“We know that, but we will deal with the Celtic game when it comes.”