11 Feb Duffy on Rangers
Morton manager Jim Duffy expects Rangers fans to rally round their side on Sunday following the dramatic developments surrounding Mark Warburton.
The Govan club announced on Friday night that they had accepted the resignations of manager Warburton, assistant manager Davie Weir and head of recruitment Frank McParland, although the former Brentford boss immediately denied he had quit.
Duffy takes his Ladbrokes Championship side to Govan for the fifth-round of the William Hill Scottish Cup where the home side will have under-20s coach Graeme Murty in charge.
The Ton boss insists his preparations will remain largely the same but he expects the Gers fans to be galvanised.
“We had the game on Tuesday (against Raith Rovers) so we didn’t have that much time to prepare,” Duffy told Radio Clyde.
“Obviously you are looking at the Rangers games to do your analysis and try to prepare for a Mark Warburton style of team.
“Whether they can change it round in a day I don’t really know.
“But I think the atmosphere will change. I think the Rangers fans will rally round their team.
“When there is a bit of frustration or anger it is generally vented towards the dugout but if there is no one in the dugout, it generally means you will be a bit more supportive and a bit more positive.
“I think it will probably help the Rangers players, particularly initially in the game because I think the Rangers fans will certainly get behind them.
“For us, the job is the same, go there and do the best you possibly can.
“Whether Mark Warburton is there or not, Rangers still expect to win the game and win it comfortably.”