Rangers, Mark Warburton

Rangers: Warburton dismisses crisis talk

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has rubbished suggestions of a crisis at Ibrox.

The Light Blues have let an eight-point gap to Hibernian at the top of the Championship slip away in recent weeks, leading many pundits to speculate that Rangers have been sussed out.

However, Warburton has called for a bit of perspective on Rangers’ season.

“I’m amazed at the word crisis being used,” he said. “We’ve played 14, won 12, drawn and lost one. If that’s a ‘crisis’ then there is a crisis in football generally.

“I’m not being arrogant. We’re in good shape, the team is doing very well and the squad is more than strong enough.

“But as you enter February and March and you have injuries, heavy pitches and suspensions. We have to make sure that we have options so we need one or two more players.”

Rangers face St Mirren in the semi-final of the Petrofac Training Cup on Saturday; a tournament which the Ibrox outfit have failed to win on three separate occasions.

Warburton is confident his side can beat the Buddies and secure a place in the final of the competition.

“It’s another tough game they’ve had a tough run in the league. We’re very aware that this type of fixture may offer them some respite.

“It’s a cup semi-final so no doubt they will be prepared and we have to rise to the challenge and go beyond it.

“I don’t see why you would enter a competition and not aim to win it or go as far as you possibly can. Our aim is to win on Saturday and go onto the final.”

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