There has been a fair bit of glee about Aberdeen getting into the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at Rangers’ expense this week, but what I would say is that it is probably a bit premature.

I have been impressed by Aberdeen this season and I think the game against the Pittodrie side at Hampden next month is arguably a harder tie than had it been Rangers who had gone through to the next round.

I thought Aberdeen set their stall up against Celtic pretty well at the weekend and I wasn’t overly surprised that they had the better of Rangers.

And it wasn’t as if they scraped a result at Ibrox, they came out of the tie as fairly emphatic winners.

So I don’t think anyone should take anything for granted just yet because they will most certainly make a game of it at Hampden.

But there is no doubt that it is a result that knocks the stuffing out of Rangers. At this stage of the season it is tough to see just how you pick the pieces up after that but that is not Celtic’s issue to concern themselves with right now.

I know a few people were a bit irked by the draw at the weekend but for me it was another point and there was no ground lost given what happened at Easter Road. It is another step in the right direction.

Celtic are firmly on course to go and make another little bit of history this season but I just think you have to be careful of counting your chickens before they have hatched.

There is a wee bit of football still to be played between now and the end of the season and it is a case now of keeping the focus as the finish line starts to come into focus.