EWAN HENDERSON hopes his Glasgow Cup glory will help him follow in the footsteps of brother Liam at Parkhead.

The midfielder fired Michael O’Halloran’s side to victory over Rangers at Firhill on Thursday night as they Hoops made it four cup wins on the spin.

And Henderson admits having his elder sibling in Brendan Rodgers’ first team squad has been a major boost to his own ambitions in green and white.

He said: “He tells me every week how to get better, how to improve and what the manager wants.

“If I play badly, he tells me and if I play well he tells me. It is great to have someone like that.

“He has been a big part of my career and I watch him and try and play like him.

“He tells me to play with enjoyment and never to be scared to get on the ball and he wants me to always try and make things happen.

“He does criticise me when needed. It is fantastic and he makes sure that my feet are on the ground. He was here tonight.

“Every time he is in the squad I am there to watch him. I get to see what the first team is like.”

It was a night to remember for Henderson at Firhill as Jack Aitchison also found the net to secure a 2-1 win for Celtic.

But Henderson reckons it could have been even better as boss Rodgers watched on from the stands.

He said: “It was really good. I thought the boys played well.

“We defended well when we had to and we done really well.

“I could have scored another one in the first half when Jack played it back to me but it got blocked. We got there in the end and that is the main thing

“It is fantastic to know the manager was watching us. You never know when you could get a call up. You just need to make the best of it when you do.”