By Andy Newport, Press Association
Published: 11:08 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 11:08 BST, 1 May 2021
James Tavernier could not think of a better game than Sunday's Old Firm clash to wash away the pain of Rangers' Scottish Cup heartbreak.
The Ibrox captain thought he had kept the Light Blues' double dreams alive in last week's quarter-final thriller with St Johnstone when he popped up four minutes from the end of extra time to head home his 18th goal of the season.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
But the drama was not done there and Saints keeper Zander Clark raced forward in injury time to produce an unlikely assist for Chris Kane's equaliser.
James Tavernier says the Old Firm Derby is 'perfect' for Rangers to get over their cup defeat
Tavernier thought he scored the winner against St Johnstone who went on to win via penalties
The heroic Perth number one then saved two spot-kicks in the shoot-out - including Tavernier's opener - to send Callum Davidson's team to Hampden.
It was another tale of woe for Steven Gerrard in domestic cup competitions as the Rangers boss failed for the sixth time since taking over at Ibrox to take his team all the way.
But the Premiership champions still have a blemish-free league season to complete and Tavernier hopes his team can take another huge step towards that when they welcome Celtic