Mark Warburton gives his instant reaction after Rangers' latest Ibrox victory

Rangers beat St. Mirren 4-0 in the Petrofac Training Cup earlier today.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club's official website that he is delighted for his players after a 4-0 win over St. Mirren.

The Gers had come in for criticism since drawing 1-1 away at Livingston last weekend, but they hit back in style this afternoon with a thumping win.

Jason Holt continued his fine recent form with the opening goal after just 34 minutes, and Rangers exploded in to life in the last minutes of the game.

Kenny Miller made it 2-0 with just 13 minutes to play, and Martyn Waghorn added a third on the 84th minute, with a late Dean Shiels strike capping off the win.

That win puts Rangers in to the final of the Petrofac Training Cup, giving a Warburton major boost having had some question marks this week.

The Gers boss spoke to the club's official website after the final whistle, and admitted that his side lacked some quality in the final third during the first half.

"I’m delighted for the players," said Warburton. "They have worked hard and trained hard with good commitment and quality. It was a very pleasing first half performance today, and we should have been more than one ahead at half time, although to get the rewards late in the game was, of course, pleasing. So we look forward to final now in April."

"In that first half there was just a little bit of quality missing in the final third. Don’t forget they are working so hard, but we had some different shape and movement today, and the combinations nearly came off."

Warburton was also asked about fans concerns over Martyn Waghorn's goalscoring form and the club's performances in general, but the Rangers manager said he didn't have any worries, blaming the recent doubts on the media.

"That was never in doubt, not in our mind anyway. There were words being used by certain media aspects which were quite ludicrous in terms of a ‘desperate slump in form’ or a ‘mini-crisis.’ I found that disrespectful to the players. They have done very well – they are top of the league and deserve to be there and we are in a Cup Final now," he added.

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