Tuesday Nov 30, 2021. 11:00
Glasgow Rangers striker Fashion Sakala has warned hosts Hibernian that they are coming after them on Wednesday to avenge their Scottish League Cup loss.
Rangers and Hibernian meet for the second time in a fortnight since the latter beat the former 3-1 on November 21 in a League Cup semifinal clash.
“I think in games like these, it’s all about revenge. What they did to us last week was very bad and we have to react and this is the time for us to react,” Fashion told Rangers TV.
Rangers head into Wednesday’s league fixture armed with a four point lead over their arch-foes Celtic on 33 and 29 points after fourteen games played.
Hibs are sixth on 18 points.
“It is a very important game. The league table is very tight so we have to keep on picking up points and keep on winning. We are very confident and excited ahead of the game on Wednesday,” the Chipolopolo striker said.
Meanwhile, Wednesday’s game comes just four days since Sunday’s 3-1 away league victory over Livingstone in a match Fashion came off the bench in the 73rd minute to score his fifth league goal since his summer move to Rangers from KV Oostende in Belgium.
Fashion is the defending Scottish champions’ current joint league top scorer with Jamaican Kemar Roofe.
“It is always a big motivation for a striker to score. It is a very good feeling to score especially in these important games that we are playing,” Fashion said.
“I really thank God that things are going on well exactly the way I hoped they would.”