Rangers boss Warburton explains importance of reaching Petrofac Training Cup Final

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Rangers take on St Mirren on Saturday in the Petrofac Training Cup semi-finals.

Speaking to the Mail, Mark Warburton has admitted that reaching the final of the Petrofac Cup would be a great experience for the young players in his squad, ahead of Saturday’s semi-final tie against St Mirren.

He said: “We’ve got a lot young players who have come to the club and are learning what it’s like to play for Rangers. Go through the ages of the players, the loan players; 18, 19, 20. They are young players. So for them to experience a cup final in a shirt of Rangers with the fantastic fan base behind them, how can you not enjoy that?”

Rangers are a club built on success, and although they have won the lower league titles in recent years, that is hardly the type of silverware that the Gers are aiming for.

The Scottish giants should be winning big domestic trophies, and the Petrofac Cup is the first chance of doing this. They face St Mirren in the semi-final on Saturday, with the winner heading through to take on Peterhead in the Final.

Not only would it be a great achievement to win the trophy for Warburton in his debut season at Ibrox, but he believes it will be central for his extremely young squad in their quest for future success.

Any sort of experience of winning trophies sets you up better for winning more trophies, and considering how young many of Warburton’s players are, none of them have been in this sort of sitauoin before.

They are playing for a club where success and silverware is required, and the best way to increase their chances of wining the Championship would be to pick up the Petrofac Training Cup as soon as possible.

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