Rangers vs. Dundee United: Date, Live Stream, TV Info and Scottish Cup Preview

Tristan Barclay@@tjbbarclayContributor IApril 11, 2014

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 6:  Lee McCulloch of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Scottish League One match between Rangers and Dunfermline at Ibrox Stadium on November 6, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
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Rangers take on Dundee United in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Saturday desperate to bounce back after their awful Ramsdens Cup loss to Raith Rovers.

Ally McCoist's men succumbed to a John Baird goal in extra time to lose last Sunday and will be determined to prevent lightning from striking twice when they take to the field at Ibrox.

Make sure you keep up with all of the action by checking out the details below.


Venue: Ibrox Stadium

Date: Saturday, 12 April

Time: 12:45 p.m. BST

TV info: Sky Sports 2 HD

Live stream: Sky Go


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Rangers hit by injury

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 1:  Lee Wallace of Rangers in action during the The William Hill Scottish Cup Third Round match at Ibrox Stadium on November 1, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
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The trio of Andy Little, Lee Wallace and David Templeton are all likely to miss Saturday's semi-final, with Teamtalk.com reporting: 

Little and Templeton have not played in the last month, while Wallace picked up an injury in Sunday's Ramsdens Cup final defeat by Raith Rovers.

Ally McCoist has been ruing his luck with injuries recently. He said, via Brian Marjoribanks of the Mail: "We’ve been a little bit unlucky with injuries at a really important time of the season but we have to prepare the team as best we can." Losing the influential Wallace will come as a bitter blow to the Rangers manager, leaving him with a big hole to fill in defence.


McCoist under pressure

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 1:   Rangers manager Ally McCoist watches on during the The William Hill Scottish Cup Third Round match at Ibrox Stadium on November 1, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
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Having led Rangers to promotion from League Two last season before guiding them to a staggering 32-point lead in League One this term, Ally McCoist might be forgiven for thinking his place at Rangers is untouchable.

However, after last Sunday's Ramsdens Cup defeat, McCoist is beginning to feel the heat at Ibrox, with some fans even questioning the Scot's ability to lead the club.

As Andy Walker of SkySports explained:

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is now under severe pressure to lead his team to a major domestic cup final against a backdrop of a growing number of fans questioning his ability to succeed in the Ibrox hot-seat.

Rangers do not see themselves as a League One side and a return to the SPL is essential for the sanity of their fans. Running out against a proven top flight club in the form Dundee this Saturday will be a real test of McCoist's credentials as a Premier League manager.


Dundee full of determination

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 10: Manager Jackie McNamara of Dundee United claps during the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Tannadice Park on August 10, 2013 in Dundee, Scotland (Photo by Paul Thomas/Get
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With all the talking points surrounding Rangers, it would be easy for the neutral to forget Dundee's part in Saturday's clash. But manager Jackie McNamara is remaining focused, telling BBC Sport that his side must match the power of Rangers:

Rangers have a slight advantage with it being their home stadium but Ibrox is a great place to go and play. You can talk about our pace and movement but we have to match Rangers physically to have the ball. When we get flowing I think we can cause anyone problems.

From his words you can tell McNamara is unfazed by the prospect of taking on Rangers at Ibrox and a win for his Dundee side in Glasgow would see the pressure on McCoist crank up one more notch.