MARK WARBURTON insists Rangers’ only focus is on Friday’s Championship clash with Morton despite drawing Celtic in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup today.
The two rivals were paired together earlier today, prompting huge excitement among the Light Blue legions.
And while acknowledging how much Rangers’ supporters will be looking forward to the Hampden clash, Warburton wants the full focus of his side to being on the Championship title race.
He explained: “I understand fully that it is a good draw for the fans, and all the teams left in the competition were good, high-calibre teams, and whoever we drew was going to be a tough challenge.
“Right now though, our only focus is Friday night and Morton, and that won’t change.
“Yes, it’s a game to look forward to, absolutely, but our priority has to be the League campaign.
“The biggest game right now, is Morton, and the biggest game after that will be the next league game.
“It’s not going to be a ‘massive build-up’ either in the camp – it’s going to be all about our league campaign, and when the game comes around, then we can focus on it at the right time.
“But we won’t mention it until the week of it.”
Warburton also insisted he is more than prepared for the period between now and the semi-final, with the media build-up already having begun.
He added: “I understand it is a big game and a big event, and I understand there will by media hysteria, but from our point of view, that game is a long way off and between now and then, we have a lot of work to do in our league campaign.”