Stenhousemuir face Rangers in Ramsdens Cup semi-final

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Stenhousemuir will face fellow League One side Rangers in the semi-final of the Ramsdens Cup following this afternoon’s draw at Hampden Park.

It means that Martyn Corrigan’s team face a tough task if they are to reach the final of the competition they famously won in 1995 by beating Dundee United.

Rangers have enjoyed a strong start to the season and have been in free-scoring form.

But the Warriors boss told Heraldsport that he wasn’t bothered who the Ochilview club faced in the cup and he was already focusing his attentions on this Saturday’s league match with Arbroath.

“The cup tie will take care of itself,” he said.

“The most important thing is that we worry about ourselves, and how we perform - starting with Arbroath.”

The last time Stenhousemuir met the Gayfield side fans were treated to an eight-goal thriller - but one man who didn’t enjoy watching it was Corrrigan.

The Warriors boss’ nerves were shredded as his side fell behind in extra time in the Ramsdens Cup tie in July, only to then score two themselves to move 4-3 ahead - only to then lose a 120th minute equaliser.

Thankfully, ‘Muir held their nerve to win 3-2 on penalties. It was a victory that sent the Ochilview club on its way to Hampden Cup for the Ramsdens Cup semi-final draw.

“Both sides have strengthened since the cup tie in July, I’m sure it will be a much tighter game,” he added.

Bryan Hodge and Ross Brash are both back in contention, but David Rowson is expected to be out for at least another two-three weeks.