MARK Warburton says he doesn’t care who Rangers draw in the next round of the Scottish Cup, so long as they’re more clinical in front of goal.

The manager was speaking after his side hammered Cowdenbeath 5-1 but he admitted he told his team he expected more goals in the first-half.

Gers recorded impressive possession stats in the opening 45 minutes, around 80% and Warburton thinks his forwards should have taken more of an advantage. It’s a complaint that highlights the standards set at Rangers right now.

He said: “We controlled the game from the start, which we wanted to do, we started very fast but if we had a complaint it’s that we weren’t clinical enough.

“We had lots of good play and possession but we didn’t test the keeper enough in the first-half.

“Second-half we started really brightly, there was an immediate chance and save forced from the keeper, we then got the goal and we got very strong as the game went on.

“We could have got more from that first-half, we said in the changing room at half-time that we’d had 80% plus possession and controlled the ball and got in good areas but it was fine margins.”

“We could have scored four or five goals but come half-time we weren’t happy, so the margins are fine at this level but we have to take our chances and get the rewards.

“I’m delighted with the result, they were a tough opponent and when they come to Ibrox I’m sure they enjoy the stadium and the pitch.

“The cup north and south of the border brings many upsets and we had to prepare well and deliver a performance and we did that.

“I don’t mind about who we draw next, I don’t mean that in a bad way, I think it was important today with the cameras here to deliver a good performance.”

“We’ve had a good festive period beating Hibs and Dumbarton and following it on today.

“We have been up against a variety of opponents and venues and we’ve coped with it so now we’re looking forward to the draw, whoever we get.”


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