Kilday: Morton can take inspiration from Ibrox draw

Lee Kilday was part of the Morton team that drew 2-2 at Ibrox last season – and he reckons they can use that result as inspiration when they face Rangers in Sunday’s William Hill Scottish Cup fifth round showdown.

The Ton picked up a point against Mark Warburton’s men on 12 December 2015 and actually came within minutes of an unforgettable victory.

Despite going behind to Kenny Miller’s early opener, a James Tavernier own goal and a Stefan McCluskey strike had the Greenock outfit daring to dream of all three points.

Although Martyn Waghorn rescued a draw by netting six minutes from time, Cappielow captain Kilday has fond memories of the game and says it shows they are capable of going to Govan and getting another result this time around.

In the second part of his recent interview, the 25-year-old: “We got a good result against Raith Rovers and that’s good going into the Scottish Cup.

“Obviously we’ve got a big game against Rangers now so we’re looking forward to that. We were at Ibrox twice last year and we did pretty well when we went there.

“We do look back to the 2-2 draw and think it’s achievable. Anything can happen in cup games and we’ll go into it full of confidence.

“Rangers are obviously very good and it will be a hard game, but as I said, we went there last season and got a draw, so I don’t see any reason why we can’t go there and get something.

“We don’t think about anything surrounding Rangers. It’s a game of football at the end of the day, and it’s away from the league so it gives them something else to think about. On the day, whoever plays the best football will get the victory.”


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