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Last Updated: Friday, 30 May, 2003, 15:51 GMT 16:51 UK
Old rivals relive cup final
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Jimmy Millar scores one of his two goals against Dundee
Jimmy Millar scores against Dundee in 1964

Scottish Cup Final

Saturday 31 May
Kick off: 1500 BST
Live on BBC One Scotland, Radio Scotland and this website
Two interested spectators will be forgiven for taking a trip down memory lane as the teams run out for Saturday's Scottish Cup final.

Kenny Cameron and Jimmy Millar were both on the scoresheet the last time Dundee and Rangers met in the cup final in 1964.

On that occasion, Rangers ran out 3-1 winners to clinch the domestic treble.

This time around, nearly 40 years later, Rangers are going for the treble again and are strong favourites to do so.

Millar scored twice for Rangers on that day and he is confident this year's vintage can emulate the team he played in.

But he expects it to be a close game, just as it was in 1964.

"Dundee had a good side at that time, but I felt we always had the edge over them," he said.

"I thought their goalkeeper Bert Slater was the best player on the pitch, because we could have been two or three goals up by half-time, but he kept us out.

"We didn't score until about 70 minutes, and then immediately afterwards, John Greig went up for a header only for the ball to come off the back of his head and wee Kenny Cameron ran on to score a great goal."

Kenny Cameron equalises for Dundee
Kenny Cameron equalises for Dundee
Cameron admitted he thought his goal had earned his side a replay.

"We were confident going into the game - we were one of the top three sides in Scotland - but on the day we didn't play as well as we could," he said.

"Having said that, we thought we might have got a replay until the last few minutes when Rangers scored twice."

Speaking at the newly-refurbished Hampden, both players were struck by how small the stadium now is.

"My abiding memory, other than scoring that goal, was the enormity of the crowd that day," added Cameron.

"I think there were about 120,000 there - the terraces were jam-packed, there was no segregation and the atmosphere was great."

"This is the first time I've been here in about 35 years and I can't believe that there were more than 100,000 in here when we played in that final," Millar admitted.

As for predictions on Saturday's outcome, both players were remaining loyal to their old sides.

"I hope they win by three or four," said Millar, "but I'd settle for 1-0."

"Dundee will be coming in confident mood - they'll be coming to win," said Cameron.




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