DAVID Weir admitted it was an odd experience to be at Hampden without a blue jersey on his back and instead as a coach, after Gers lifted the Petrofac Cup.

The Assistant Manager was pleased his team completed what he described as a difficult route to collecting the trophy.

He and Mark Warburton had guided Rangers to the league title and the Challenge Cup within four days of each other.

The former defender said:

“It’s different being on the coaching side of things but it’s a great experience for the players, for a lot of them it is their first cup final and let’s hope we’re successful again here next week.”

“This is a big achievement and hopefully it’s a start of things to come.

“Up until now these players have done everything that has been asked of them – they’ve won the league which was the most important thing for us and this cup was difficult right the way through so you have to give them credit for navigating that.”

“There is still a little bit of work to be done and we are looking forward to that.

“You have to give them great credit, they are a new team, a great bunch of players and they keep finding the solutions.”

Rangers suffered a frustrating first-half against League One Peterhead before James Tavernier unleashed a wonder goal just before the break to make it 2-0.

An Andy Halliday penalty six minutes from time was added to by Kenny Miller in the 89th minute to give Gers a hefty win.

Weir continued:

“Nobody makes it easy for us, every game Rangers play, especially in a cup final and this game was no different.”

“We worked hard, they worked hard and they frustrated us for periods of the game so we had to be patient and we had to keep doing the right things, which I think the boys did.”

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