Forget Old Firm cup hoopla and focus on the next game

I am sure the question was put to Kris Commons about his feelings on meeting Rangers in the Scottish Cup, but I personally think it is wise to leave that subject for the time being.

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Danny McGrain with the Scottish Cup
Danny McGrain with the Scottish Cup

Celtic have drawn Aberdeen in the fith round of the competition, a game that you could well envisage being a tricky one given how close Aberdeen ran them just a few weeks ago at Celtic Park.

The thing with the Old Firm game is that if and when that game comes around again there will be ample hype at the time.

I don't think we need to be ramping it up before then because there will be an inevitable media circus that goes on the first time the two teams meet again.

It might not sound terribly exciting, but if you are trying to defend the Scottish Cup then I think you need to look at who your opponents are and not much further than that.

Derek McInnes has had a relatively positive start as manager up at Pittodrie, albeit with one or two hicccups.

And you can be sure that Aberdeen will be fired up for the clash against Celtic.

It is dangerous for any team to start looking further afield because, as we have all seen in cup ties over the years, it just takes one lapse in concetration and you can be looking at going out of the competition.

Which is why the only game that matters is the next one.


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