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Wednesday Round-Up: The Build-Up To Sunday Starts Here

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Celtic v Rangers - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

THE BIG STORY: We are now of course only four days away from the biggest game of the season - the Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers, and the build-up is beginning in earnest, with former players from both sides being wheeled out in front of the media to discuss the game. Yesterday it was former Celtic striker/current Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker who had some comments to make. Firstly, he said that the current Celtic squad is on the verge of a one in a lifetime achievement , with the chance to win the treble and possibly end the domestic season unbeaten very much alive. He also gave his thoughts on the Scott Brown situation, saying that Celtic are correct to take advantage of the SFA's appeal process and that Moussa Dembele has to start the game. Which former Celt will be featured in this slot tomorrow? Stay tuned to find out!

SITE NEWS: The second in our series looking at previous Scottish Cup semi-final triumphs went to 1995, later today we go forward 10 years to 2005, and a controversial encounter with Hearts.

Tonight we are recording the latest GIGPOD episode discussing the Ross County game and the semi-final, we will link to the episode on tomorrow's round-up.

ON THIS DAY: In 2008, Celtic kept up our pursuit of the title with a nerve-shredding 1-0 victory over Aberdeen at Celtic Park. The only goal came in the 56th minute, when Georgios Samaras headed home a Barry Robson free-kick. Aberdeen thought they had equalised in injury time through Zander Diamond, but thankfully the goal was disallowed for handball. The win moved Celtic to the top of the league - for the first time in 2008 - by two points, but Rangers had three games in hand.