FOLLOWING low-key public celebrations after reaching the Petrofac Cup Final Danny Wilson says Rangers are quietly thrilled to have made it to the last stage of the competition.

The centre-half returned to the starting line-up for the semi-final with St Mirren and was part of a side that brushed aside the Saints.

Wilson admitted the team had shown their joy away from the crowds because it is not job done until they have a trophy in their hands.

The 23-year-old said: “We came in this season and it was one of the goals to get to the final and it’s something we can look forward to.

“The team are pleased to be back to winning ways after last week’s disappointment, dropping points, but we are just happy to get a good performance under our belts and it means we’re in the cup final.

“It’s something to look forward to now but it will be at the back of our minds now as we go back to the league on Tuesday.

“I think we treated it like a normal game today and we’re not getting too carried away with it.

“But we have a final now so when the time is right I am sure we will all look forward to it and for the time being we can quietly be quite happy about getting there.

“If we won it there would be a bit more celebration, I think any cup final you need to celebrate it and embrace it.

“We need to regard this competition as one we need to make sure we’re winning so this was the first cup final we could get to, it was important we did get there and now we’re there we need to make sure we win it.

“We can’t pick and choose which tournaments we want to win, being here you need to win every game.”

The 4-0 win was Wilson’s first football since he was substituted in the second-half of Gers defeat against Hibs on November 1 and he ended the game pleased after St Mirren mustered little efforts and Gers got a clean sheet.

Dominic Ball came into the side and the former Hearts man admitted it has been tough being an onlooker for the past few weeks.

But the centre-half revealed a private chat with Mark Warburton reassured him of his position in the team.

He said: “I picked up an injury over the international break and came back in for the Hibs game and probably wasn’t quite right.

“I have had to spend a couple of weeks working hard, Dom Ball has played well and it has been difficult to get him out of the team.

“But the gaffer gave me an opportunity today and I we have got a good win and a clean sheet so I just need to see what comes of that.

“I spoke to the manager in private and I was comfortable with what he said, Dom has come in and done great and barely put a foot wrong so I just had to work hard and bide my time until I got back in.

“I would always prefer to play but I understand that it is a squad game and it will be the squad which takes us to success this year so I am happy to do what is right for the squad and for the team.

“I was fortunate enough to have played the majority of the games at the start of the season and then having a couple of weeks on the bench it made me sit back and see how much competition there is for places.

“I think that goes right throughout the whole team and it can only be good for us going forward.

“We’re all prepared for Dumbarton on Tuesday now and I prefer games to training in some ways so hopefully we can get a quick turn around and get the three points.”

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