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Arthur's Column // 22nd February 2023



The Cup Final week is here and I'm feeling really excited about it. I'm coming over from Holland for the game and I cannot wait for 3pm on Sunday!

Let me declare, right away, that I feel Rangers will win this game. I feel we can beat Celtic.

I have only had positive thoughts about it because we are in a good frame of mind and unbeaten in 14 games.


A lot of the players are also in very good form at the perfect time.


It's comforting that Allan McGregor is the established first choice keeper and has had strong performances in the past couple of weeks.


Connor Goldson and Ben Davies have built a really solid partnership in central defence and that is so good to see.


Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos are looking lively and all contract issues have been put to one side to focus on football.


Nicolas Raskin has also caught my eye. He has settled in very well and I think he has the makings of an outstanding Rangers player.


Nicolas likes the game to be played with urgency and he creates a high tempo in the middle of the park. He can also pick a pass.


His team-mates seem to be responding in a positive manner to this and it's giving me good feelings about the midfield area.


He likes to probe and press and is exactly what we will need against a very energetic Celtic midfield.


Nicolas is going to be very important on Sunday. The same applies to James Tavernier.

The captain is playing very well right now and his free-kick last weekend against Livingston was superb.


James is a man for the big occasion and he will lead by example. He knows what it takes to beat Celtic and he will inspire the team to do so.


I loved winning Cups with Rangers and was very lucky to do so at Hampden quite a few times.

I hope Michael and his squad get the chance to sample the brilliant feeling it gives you in front of our supporters. I'll be one of them on Sunday, for sure.


It makes it even sweeter when the opposition is Celtic.


Good luck to everyone. We can do it.

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