RICHARD Cadette, the former Falkirk striker, has told his old club that they can beat Celtic in tomorrow's Scottish Cup semi-final at Ibrox.

Cadette scored on the last occasion the clubs met in the Scottish Cup, which ended in a 2-0 victory for Falkirk in 1993. Now with Millwall, Cadette believes there are similarities between that day at Brockville and tomorrow's match.

''I am convinced Falkirk can beat Celtic at Ibrox if they show the same commitment we did,'' said Cadette. ''When we faced them, Celtic were obviously favourites, but they were in a right state.

''They didn't have the best of teams and we had a solid side with good professionals. I remember there was no fear and everyone in the team expected us to win.

''We played really well on the day and thoroughly deserved our win. The only controversy was whether myself or Neil Duffy got one of the goals. He claimed a touch, and some papers gave it to him, but it was definitely my goal.

''Eddie May scored the other goal, and that sparked off a crisis at Celtic.

''I reckon if Falkirk win on Saturday, the same thing will happen, because Celtic's season depends on this game.''

Cadette urged the Brock- ville men to go for broke and attack Celtic rather than sit back and wait for a break.

''Celtic are definitely under a great deal of pressure,'' claimed the striker, ''and if Falkirk go and score an early goal, anything can happen.

''We were always known as an attacking side and I think that was the key to our victory. I hope Falkirk do the same on Saturday, because I am sure they can beat them.''

While Falkirk do battle tomorrow, Cadette will not be playing for Millwall. He is out in the cold at the New Den and is desperate to clinch a move out.

''The move away from Falkirk wasn't one of the most clever things I've done,'' said Cadette. ''I certainly wouldn't rule out returning to Scotland.''