Rangers enter their Scottish Cup semi-final against Hearts having not won in their previous two games, and Hearts manager Steven Naismith acknowledges he understands Philippe Clement’s pressure.

The Gers’ attempt to overtake Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership has failed in recent days, with a 3-2 setback at Ross County followed by a 0-0 stalemate with Dunde

With the chance to overcome Celtic’s four-point buffer at the summit with their two games in hand, Rangers instead took one point from a possible six, collapsing in spectacular style to lose at Ross County before a stalemate at Dens Park.

Clement’s side now face Hearts with a chance to reach the Scottish Cup final, but Naismith is preparing to hatch an upset at Hampden Park on 21 April.

Speaking to The Daily Record, Naismith said: “It’s all about moments in games. We need to be better in possession than we have done in games against Rangers recently, as if we are we can cause them a lot of problems. We believe we’ll go into the game with a good plan to win it.”

Rangers must heed Naismith warning to avoid Hearts upset

Rangers have the best chance possible to put a woeful week behind them, and defeating Hearts in their Scottish Cup semi-final would not only leave them 90 minutes away from another trophy but would also restore the confidence needed to re-ignite their title charge.


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