Nothing matches Old Firm game

Mark Warburton makes a point during Rangers' Petrofac Training Cup final win over Peterhead

Warburton has led Rangers to promotion and victory in the Petrofac Training Cup final in his first season

Graeme Souness says Rangers boss Mark Warburton could be in for a shock when he gets his first taste of the Old Firm in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

Warburton, who has led Rangers back to the Premiership, says the Hampden clash is just another game of football.

But Souness, player-manager at Ibrox from 1986 to 1991, insists it’s the biggest derby he’s ever encountered.

“I’ve been in Merseyside derbies and Galatasaray v Fenerbahce is a big match but nothing comes close,” he said.

Souness, who won three Scottish titles and four Scottish League Cups at Ibrox but lost to Celtic in the Scottish Cup in three successive years from 1989 to 1991, said losing to Rangers’ Glasgow rivals is the worst feeling he’s experienced in football.

The 62-year-old also played for and managed Liverpool, and was also boss of Turkish side Galatasaray, Italian side Torino, Benfica in Portugal and English side Newcastle, among others.

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