Rangers manager Mark Warburton says he won’t rush Martyn Waghorn back from a hamstring injury with an old firm derby looming on September 10th.
The striker picked up the injury in the 1-1 draw with Hamilton last weekend and faces two to three weeks on the sidelines.
Warburton is adamant the players welfare comes first.
“We will do the same as last year, whatever is right for the player. It’s about the long term welfare of the player, it always is, there is no point in pushing him, especially at this time of the season.
If it was the last game of the season, you’d look at it, but no not at all. It is about his long term welfare and doing right by him. We have an enough expertise in the building to make sure we make a good decision.”
Rangers have been drawn against Queen of the South in the last eight of the Betfred League cup and they face a tricky Premiership match away to Dundee on Saturday.
The manager is still looking to add two players but admits they won’t be splashing big money to get their targets. Warburton says Rangers need to get value for money.
“We’ve got to add value, we’ve got to show the board, it’s important for the club.
Where we have been the last four or five years, I think it is imperative that we get value. Now, what that value is, obviously, is a big question.
I look at Jordan Rossiter and Joe Dodoo as young players and Joey Barton, who would have been in the Premier league with Burnley, that for me is us getting value and recruiting well. It’s not about how much you spend, it is about spending the money you’ve got.”
Dundee v Rangers is a 12.15pm kick off on Saturday.