Saturday's Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers & Jason Cummings

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs admits he wanted to "strangle" Jason Cummings after the striker messed up a first-half penalty in yesterday's Scottish Cup semi-final win over Dundee United. (Various)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says today's opponents Celtic will be unaccustomed to facing sides that play with the high tempo of his team. (Various)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila explains that he is spurred on by the pain of last year's controversial Scottish Cup semi-final loss, saying he will never forget what was his "hardest day" at the club. (Various)

Dundee United midfielder John Rankin says his team-mates were fired up by Jason Cummings' penalty miss because the dinked effort was "disrespectful". (Various)

Cummings, who knocked in the winner in the penalty shoot-out at Hampden, claims he would try the Panenka-style chip again in the final. (Various)

Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon thinks Walter Smith's comments about Rangers feeling bitter about their lower division experience were "inflammatory" and unnecessary". (Various)

Lennon also describes the Old Firm derby as "one of the great fixtures in world football" and has been "sorely missed". (Various)

Hibs striker Jason Cummings
Cummings converted the winning shoot-out penalty after missing from the spot earlier in the game

Striker Kenny Miller believes Rangers are operating with a "swagger and arrogance" thanks to manager Mark Warburton. (Various)

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish reckons full-back Kieran Tierney is the only player currently at the club that could command a big fee from teams in England. (Various)

Former Celtic striker Alan 'Rambo' McInally says winning a second title won't be enough for Ronny Deila to save his job if he loses to Rangers today. (Sun)

Former Rangers hero Brian Laudrup recalls a dreadful Old Firm debut in 1994, with the game just passing him by, and says nothing can prepare you for the experience. (Mail on Sunday)

Graeme Souness harbours regrets over partnership with Brian Kennedy failed to take control of Rangers, saying he would have taken a director of football role at Ibrox. (Various)

And former Ibrox player-manager Souness tells Glasgow's big two to not give up on their ambitions to play on a bigger stage. (Various)

Former Rangers winger Neil McCann says Celtic boss Ronny Deila doesn't know his best team after nearly two years in the job. (Various)

Midfielder Tom Rogic is calling for Celtic to keep "cool heads" at Hampden as he hopes to get his first taste of the derby fixture. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

New father Andy Murray insists having a stable family life takes priority over success on the tennis court. (Mail on Sunday)

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