HAT-TRICK hero Martyn Waghorn insists Rangers aren’t bothered over who they are paired with in round five of the Scottish Cup tomorrow.
The striker bagged a treble in today’s 5-1 rout of Cowdenbeath to ensure the Light Blues are in the hat for tomorrow’s Hampden draw which will be made at 6.15 by ‘Gers legend Brian Laudrup and PDC Darts World Champion Gary Anderson.
Waghorn said: “We are Rangers and we don’t mind. The further we go in the competition the more tough opponents we will have to face, so if it comes now, great, and it doesn’t, then great too.
“Teams will be worried about facing us with the form that we are in and the way we are playing.
“The way we are conducting our business just now is first-class and we are really punishing teams and I think that’s got to be a concern for anyone who draws us.”
Waghorn was delighted today to see Barrie McKay rightly receive the plaudits for a superb individual showing, while he was also happy to see young striker Ryan Hardie handed the chance to show what he could do from the bencj.
The striker added: “Ryan a great young lad who wants to improve and he’s got a lot of talent. He’s does well when he comes on and he is a great out-ball for the team too.
“It’s important he keeps his head down and keeps working hard – he has a lot of experience around about him with the likes of Kenny and myself who can help him and guide him.
“He’s a really humble young guy and he will go far.
“On Barrie has really kicked-on over the last few weeks. He’s pacy, he’d direct, he has quick feet and his movement is great too.
“He’s only young and he can improve in the future as well. We have a great future ahead of us, but for now it’s about getting the performances right to get the promotion that we want.
“Just now though, there are great signs for the club.”