MARK WARBURTON insists the number of late goals scored by Rangers is no accident.

The Light Blues grabbed yet another late winner in the win over St Mirren on Saturday through Harry Forrester to move 11 points clear at the top of the Championship, and the manager pointed to the fitness of his squad as a major factor in their success.

He told yesterday’s press conference: “It’s testament first of all to the players – to their attitude and their belief etc.

“You look at Saturday’s match – we weren’t at our best but it was a good game still. Kenny would have scored his chance 99 times out of 100.

“Billy King had two or three in the second half, and on another day, we could have won more comfortably.

“But the belief is there, and the fitness is there.  Credit to the staff – Craig Flannagan and his team as well as David Weir and Jim Stewart – the work they do on the training pitch means we are in good shape.

“We are a fit team, and hopefully we can maintain that through to the end of the season.”

Warburton also paid tribute to Michael O’Halloran after he enjoyed a superb Ibrox debut on Saturday.

He added: “Michael is still learning how we play, but he is a technically gifted athlete who is fit and is strong.

“He has an eye for goal too and what I like about him is that there is end product to what he does. You saw early on his driving run and cross to the front post.

“I thought on Saturday he was excellent and he will get better and better.”

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