Michael Dunlop is hoping to cause an upset with Raith Rovers against Celtic in the Scottish Cup
The Albion Rovers skipper was in the Queen’s Park team that humbled Aberdeen in the League Cup in 2006 with a penalty shootout victory.
And he helped Rovers knock out Motherwell to reach the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup for the first time in 90 years three seasons ago when they took Rangers to a replay before narrowly losing 2-0.
Michael, his brother Ross and fellow defender Alan Reid are the only survivors from that battle with the Light Blues.
Brendan Rodgers has vowed to field a strong squad against Raith Rovers
Dunlop, left, said: “We were winning 1-0 at Ibrox and I remember looking at the scoreboard and 75 minutes had gone and I thought ‘we might do this’ but not long after that they scored. It was a fantastic experience. It put the club back on the map.”
The 34-year-old is anticipating a busy day against Celtic’s front players but he is relishing the prospect.
He added: “We will be defending for our lives and it will be wave after wave of attack from them.
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“This is our cup final. When you play in the lower leagues you look to progress far enough to play Celtic or Rangers. It’s fantastic for us to test ourselves against this level of player.”
Celtic are chasing a treble and boss Brendan Rodgers has vowed to go with a strong side against Rovers.
He said: “What I’ve learned from experience is that if you really want to win then no matter how good your players are, if you make too many changes it unbalances you.
“Whatever team I play it will be to win the game.”