Scottish Football: Rangers' eyes on the treble

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KILMARNOCK are the latest side to be offered the chance to prevent Rangers from winning a successive domestic treble, having been drawn against them in the semi-finals of the Tennents Scottish Cup, writes David McKinney. Theirs is the only clear-cut tie, with four clubs still in contention for the two remaining places.

The tied quarter-finals - Aberdeen v St Johnstone and Dundee United v Airdrie - will be replayed tomorrow but Rangers, meanwhile, seem impregnable. John Brown opened their scoring against Hearts and Mark Hateley added a second, his 26th goal of the season, to seal the tie. With Motherwell, their League challengers, drawing with Hibernian, it seems the title and the Cup are edging closer.

Kilmarnock will have other ideas, though they owe a debt to Bobby Geddes, who saved a Gerry Britton penalty to prevent Dundee matching a goal from Tom Brown.

Aberdeen will today assess the fitness of Eoin Jess, their striker, who was carried off with a thigh injury.

TENNENTS SCOTTISH CUP Semi-final draw: Dundee United or Airdrie v St Johnstone or Aberdeen; Kilmarnock v Rangers. (Ties to be played 9 April at neutral venues).

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