Celtic and Rangers name teams for Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden

Jon McLaughlin starts for Rangers and Kyogo Furuhashi is on the Celtic bench.

Celtic and Rangers name teams for Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden SNS Group

Ange Postecoglou and Giovanni van Bronckhorst have named their Celtic and Rangers teams for the Scottish Cup semi-final, with surprises in both line-ups.

Rangers boss Van Bronckhorst has opted to make just one change from the side that beat Braga on Thursday, with Jon McLaughlin, who has played every Scottish Cup game so far, replacing Allan McGregor in goal.

Giorgos Giakoumakis had already been ruled out for Celtic but Postecgolou has opted to bring Liel Abada into the front three ahead of Kyogo Furuhashi, who is on the bench.

The Glasgow rivals are competing to see who will face Hearts in the final on May 21.

Rangers have McLaughlin in goal and Borna Barisic, Calvin Bassey, Connor Goldson and James Tavernier make up a back four.

John Lunstram, Ryan Jack and Aaron Ramsey are in midfield, with Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo either side of Kemar Roofe in attack.

McGregor is on the bench for the Ibrox side, along with Leon Balogun, Leon King, Steven Davis, Glen Kamara, James Sands, Scott Wright, Scott Arfield, Alex Lowry, Amad Diallo and Fashion Sakala Jnr.

Celtic start with Joe Hart in goal and a back four of Greg Taylor, Carl Starfelt, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Josip Juranovic.

Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate and Tom Rogic are the midfield trio with Daizen Maeta, Abada and Jota as the front three.

The Celtic substitutes are: Scott Bain, Christopher Jullien, Furuhashi, David Turnbull, James McCarthy, Mikey Johnston, Yosuke Ideguchi, Matt O’Riley, James Forrest, Anthony Ralston and Stephen Welsh.

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