Stefan Johansen: 'Celtic glad to draw Rangers in Scottish League Cup'

Celtic's Norwegian midfielder Stefan Johansen (C) celebrates scoring their second goal during the UEFA Europa League group D football match against Astra Giurgiu on November 2, 2014
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Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen says that he is looking forward to facing Rangers in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has admitted that he is "looking forward" to facing Rangers in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup.

The Glasgow clubs were drawn to face each other in the competition in what will be their first meeting since Rangers' financial troubles saw them drop down to the fourth tier in 2012.

Johansen, who joined the Hoops from Norwegian club Stromsgodset earlier this year, is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "We are just happy. We were hoping to get Rangers. It is a great game for us and the fans.

"It is a semi-final and a great game. It would be good to beat Rangers and go through to the final. It is obviously a big game. When I played in Norway, they played it on the Norwegian TV channels.

"When you watched them, you had a feeling about how big they are, but I think you need to take part in the game before you really know how big they are, so I am looking forward to it."

Aberdeen and Dundee United will meet in the other last-four tie.

Alexander Tonev of Celtic in action against Dinamo Zagreb on October 2, 2014
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