TWO-GOAL Billy McKay hopes to be gunning for Celtic if the Hoops win their Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden tomorrow to clinch a place in the silverware showpiece on June 3.

The prolific Inverness Caley Thistle striker hit a double as the Highlnaders overcame third-tier Falkirk 3-0 in their first last-four confrontation this afternoon.

After McKay had tucked away a penalty-kick, Dan Mackay scored with a super header to double his side’s advantage at the interval before the frontman knocked in No.3 to send the Jags into the grand finale.

The 11 times-capped Northern Ireland international marksman said: “I would like to play against Celtic. You always want to play against the big boys and they are the biggest team at the moment, the best team, that’s the sort of team you want to play against.

“We have nothing to lose. We can go out and express ourselves and you never know what might happen.

“The last time we played Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final, they got a player [Craig Gordon] sent off and we went on to win.

“I think we are a bit of a bogey team for Celtic, but we will see tomorrow who we get.

“It is a massive achievement for the club and it was well-deserved today.”

Asked about a preference in the June shoot-out, the 34-year-old hitman, speaking to The Scotsman, added: “Obviously, we are going to enjoy tonight first before we think about that.

“But, look, there’s no point going if you are not in it to win it, so we will be going there to try to win the game.

“Who knows what can happen? In 2015, we obviously beat Celtic in the semi-final and people probably didn’t think that was going to happen, so we have to go there with belief.

“We were ruthless, took our chances and showed our quality and maybe should have won by more.”

Ange Postecoglou’s men go into tomorrow’s semi-final after being boosted by the return of injured trio Reo Hatate, Filipe Jota and Liel Abada, who have been forced to miss recent games.

The manager has admitted all three are available for the match afainst Michael Beale’s team for the 1.15pm kick-off.

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