Oct 28, 2014 at 7.15pm UK at ​Ibrox Stadium
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Ally McCoist hoping to avoid Celtic in League Cup semi-finals

Rangers manager Ally McCoist admits that he is hoping to avoid Celtic if their fierce rivals reach the semi-finals of the League Cup.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has admitted that he is eager to avoid Celtic in the semi-finals of the League Cup semi-finals.

McCoist watched his side secure a spot in the last four of the competition with a 1-0 victory over St Johnstone on Tuesday, and he is hoping that a potential meeting with their fierce rivals is not the next challenge.

"When you get to the semis, you can't really pick and choose," the Rangers boss told reporters. "We all know who the favourites will be to pick up the domestic trophies, so in that respect I would take anybody but Celtic.

"If we did get Celtic it would be a very, very tough game and it would be stating the obvious to say we would be the underdogs, but the underdogs can sometimes win."

Celtic take on Partick Thistle in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Darren McGregor (2-R) of Rangers celebrates his goal with teammate Lewis McLeod during the Scottish League Cup match between Rangers and Inverness in Glasgow on September 16, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic22156148153351
2Aberdeen2213453324943
3RangersRangers22124641251640
4Hibernian229853127435
5Hearts227962119230
6Kilmarnock216872528-326
7St Johnstone217592130-926
8Motherwell2173112632-624
9Hamilton AcademicalHamilton2165103034-423
10Dundee2264122332-922
11Partick Thistle2255121937-1820
12Ross County2245132136-1517
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