TWO days on from Rangers’ Petrofac Cup success against Peterhead, and manager Mark Warburton is still raving about the level of support his side received at the National Stadium.
Well over 45,000 Rangers supporters filled Hampden as the Light Blues swept to a 4-0 win, and Warburton was thrilled with their efforts in spurring his players on to what he felt what was a good performance from his men.
He said: “The backing we received was fantastic. To sell so many tickets was quite incredible, so we were delighted they enjoyed their day.
“The players gave a good performance, and we got our victory. We dominated possession early on, and then the late goals came to make the result very pleasing.
“From the first whistle we were dominant. As always, we had to break down a very resolute and well organised defence.
“We got the goal early on, and then Tav popped up with a magnificent strike – a real high-quality goal.
“We were dominant in the second half, again had to break them down, but we got our rewards in the end.”
James Tavernier grabbed a superb goal in the win, and Warburton lauded his full-back for the way in which he scored the goal.
He continued: “His technique was superb. He obviously has an eye for goal, but his execution for that goal was great.
“It was fitting for the final and I’m sure the fans enjoyed it.”
Hampden is, of course, being fitted with a new playing surface ahead of Sunday’s match, and despite concerns over it bedding in properly in time for Sunday’s game, Warburton insists his players will perform the same regardless of its’ state.
He added: “We will see what it’s like on the day. The feedback so far has been positive on them putting down the right quality of surface.
“Hopefully, the weather is good and there is not too much damage from the other semi-final. We’ll turn up and play just the same though.”