Gough happy to visit Celtic

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The Rangers captain, Richard Gough, welcomed the Coca-Cola Cup quarter-final draw which paired the Glasgow giants. Celtic were first out of the hat, which means Rangers will make their first visit to the newly-rebuilt Celtic Park on 19 September.

Gough said: "This is a good draw for us because these are the kind of games I would rather play in - high intensity and high-pressure occasions.

"We will now play a Champions' League game, a domestic league match and then Celtic away. I prefer that to playing smaller teams when we are on a hiding to nothing."

Gough had praise for Celtic's new stadium and had some advice for those Rangers players who will be tasting the unique atmosphere of an Old Firm derby for the first time. "I would say to those who haven't played before in one of these games that it will be played a lot quicker than they're used to and they'll have to be cool and calm about the whole thing.

SCOTTISH COCA-COLA CUP Quarter-final draw: Motherwell v Aberdeen; Airdrie v Partick Thistle; Celtic v Rangers; Dundee v Hearts. (Matches to be played on 19 and 20 September).

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