Andy Little aiming for reversal in Rangers’ cup fortunes

Rangers Andy Little
Rangers Andy Little

Northern Ireland international Andy Little hopes to set the record straight as Rangers play host to Dunfermline Athletic in Friday night’s Scottish Cup showdown.

The Gers are determined to progress to the quarter-finals and Little has vowed to make amends following disappointing results in recent cup competitions.

“We’ve been disappointed with how we’ve done in the last year or two in the cup competitions,” he said.

“Looking back at the last couple of tournaments we’ve gone out of – away to Forfar and Dundee United – both results were very, very disappointing.

“I think this year we’ve got a really good chance to do well. I know how special a semi-final at Ibrox could be. That’s a long way away yet though.

“This is an opportunity for us,” he added. “We’ve as good a chance as anyone and anything is possible but we know we’re going to get a really tough game from Dunfermline.”

The Scottish Cup has a special place in Little’s heart after he made his Rangers debut in the competition.

“I made my debut for the club in a semi-final against St Mirren and that was a really big moment for me,” he recalls.

“Watching from the periphery as the team celebrated winning the League Cup and the Scottish Cup as they did when I was young was brilliant. I always said back then I really wanted to be involved properly.”