MARK WARBURTON was delighted to have his top scorer Martyn Waghorn back in his Gers side this afternoon and he was pleased to see him come through the match after all his hard work.

Waghorn returned to action for the first time since picking up an injury in the replay of the Kilmarnock Scottish Cup match in February and played for sixty minutes of today’s match against St Mirren.

The English striker, who picked up the Players’ Player of the Year and Sam English Bowl last weekend at the Rangers Player of the Year awards was back in action and was unlucky to not get on the scoresheet in Paisley.

Speaking after the match today, Waburton paid tribute to his top scorer for the hard work that he and his backroom staff have put in to get him back fit and playing.

He said: “Waghorn had no problems as he’s been working hard. Credit to him for that and credit to the staff behind who have been working with him.

“He’s in good shape and you seen from today that he is hungry to play and I look forward to Martyn having a good cup final.”

Today’s match was the final game of the season in the SPFL Championship and the last match the Gers will play in lower league football before returning to the top flight next season.

Warburton has been delighted by the squad and everything they have achieved this season thus far. He continued: “Our job was to win the Championship and there was no grey area. The players knew that,  they knew the weight of expectation and they dealt with that.

“They dealt with it and won that convincingly. It’s been a big effort by the players this season.”

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