CALLUM McGREGOR has admitted Celtic’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Sevco Rangers in March was a wake-up call for the team.
But the midfielder is adamant the Hoops won’t fail again when they meet in tomorrow’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
McGregor admits the Ibrox team have improved under new manager Pedro Caixihna, but insists he and his team-mates are up for the Cup when they face each other again at Hampden tomorrow afternoon.
He said: “Obviously, the manager has come in and got them playing a bit more direct and getting the ball forward, so we will need to be ready for that.
“We didn’t play well on the day in the last game, so it just shows you if you are not at it on the day you can be punished.
“We need to be fully focused on all our jobs going into the game.
“I think we just had a poor day on that occasion, lack of concentration in the last 15 minutes or whatever, but it has refocused us for this game.
“We certainly have good players, but we know they have good players, as well, so it is going to come down to on the day – a bit of luck, who wants it more and ultimately who performs better on the day.
“I think we have to keep our mindset the same as it has been all season.
“We have had a good week training, so we are certainly looking forward to the game and just have more of the same of what we have done.
“We know it is going to be a big game, it’ll be hard fought and we know we need to be at our very best to go and win it.
“For us, it’s about getting the mindset right and performing well on the day.”
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