AFTER defeating Dundee at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup quarter finals today Gers boss Mark Warburton said he was delighted that his team continue to fight right until the end.
Lee Wallace scored for the Light Blues with just six minutes remaining and as Rangers kept pushing looking for more goals despite already holding a comfortable lead.
Speaking after the game, Warburton said that the never say die attitude and physical fitness of his players is down to sheer hard work put in at Auchenhowie every day.
He said: “The energy of our left back to be going forward in the way that he did and the same with Tavernier to be getting forward right until the last few minutes was outstanding.
“The whole team work so hard and physically they are in great shape. That’s not down to chance, that’s down to hard work that they put in, be it on the training pitch or in the gym and supported by the staff as well.
“It’s a real credit to that department and they’ve just got to keep pushing now.”
The Gers were one goal to the good within the first minute of the match, but Warburton said that it was their fight and intensity within the second half that impressed him most.
He said: “I thought that for the first thirty five minutes we were outstanding and then we were a little bit sloppy for the last ten minutes with some loose passes and poor positional play.
“However the players responded and to come out for the second period and maintain the same level of performance for the whole second half, all credit to them.”