By Saikat Mandal

18th Apr, 2022 | 12:00pm

BBC pundit reacts to Aaron Ramsey injury in Rangers win v Celtic

Rangers midfielder Aaron Ramsey was taken off in the first half after he picked up an injury.

Ramsey started the game for the Gers as they won 2-1 against Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.

Thomas Duncan, who is a broadcast journalist working for BBC Scotland, reacted to Ramsey’s injury as a “shame”, as the Welshman was playing really well.

“Aaron Ramsey knew his afternoon was done as soon as he hit the deck. It’s a shame for the Wales midfielder as he’s had a good game,” said Duncan, as relayed on the BBC Sport website.

Big first-half blow

The Welshman picked up a knock after he came off worse in a tangle with Cameron Carter-Vickers.

The on-loan midfielder from Juventus couldn’t continue and he was replaced by Scott Wright.

Ramsey has struggled with fitness at Ibrox, but he has shown his class in recent games.

With Rangers getting a break for a week, Giovanni van Bronckhorst will hope that the Welshman can use this time to get himself fully fit again.

Talking about the game at Hampden, the Gers produced arguably one of their best performances under the Dutchman this season.

They showed tremendous quality and strong mentality after coming from behind to secure a passage to the final of the Scottish Cup.

Carl Starfelt turned Calvin Bassey’s cross into his own net with five minutes of extra time left, after Scott Arfield equalised for the Gers. Greg Taylor gave Celtic the lead in the second half.

Having lost two times already against their bitter rivals, another defeat would have been a massive psychological blow for the club despite their strong performance in Europe.

A win against Celtic means, they will now have a great opportunity to end the season with a domestic cup trophy after 11 years.

In other Rangers news, a German newspaper disrespected the Light Blues after they drew RB Leipzig in the Europa League semi-finals.