By Ben Brown

17th Apr, 2022 | 8:10pm

Steven Pressley heaps praise on Ranger's display against Celtic

Steven Pressley was impressed by Rangers’ display in their 2-1 win against Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final, lauding the mindset of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men.

The Gers went behind after Greg Taylor’s opener but Scott Arfield bent a beautiful finish around Joe Hart to send the tie at Hampden into extra time.

48-year-old Pressley praised the comeback but told Sky Sports he was unsure if they could successfully come through another period of extra time after their Europa League exploits against Braga.

“Rangers to be fair to them have shown a terrific mentality… to go a goal down in this tie and respond in the manner that they have done they deserve great credit,” he said reporting for the outlet (17th April).

“This will be the second time Rangers have faced extra time in four days and you would imagine that will have a great effect on them.”

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Pressley is probably right on both counts in terms of Rangers chances in extra time of their latest clash against their bitter rivals.

They started on the front foot and weathered the storm after Taylor’s opener, deservedly grabbing the leveller through Arfield after good work from skipper James Tavernier.

The Gers’ players will no doubt be feeling weary after such a hectic week, but now is the time for them to show their character more than ever to secure what would be a remarkable win.

It would be such a shame if they were to be hit by a late sucker punch but they can nevertheless remain proud of their display up to this point.

Both sides of course face the daunting prospect of penalties and courage will be needed from all involved to win in the potential lottery.

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