Rangers boss comments on Hibernian defeat, raves about 25-year-old Ibrox midfielder

Mark Warburton

Rangers won in the Scottish Championship on Tuesday, while Hibernian lost.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club’s official website that he is not concerned about Hibernian’s defeat in the Scottish Championship on Tuesday evening.

Both Rangers and Hibernian were in action this evening, but only one of the teams picked up all three points.

While the Gers got the better of Raith Rovers 2-0 at Ibrox in Glasgow, Hibs suffered a 1-0 defeat to Queen of the South away from home at Palmerston Park.

The results mean that Rangers are now 14 points clear of Hibernian, who are currently second in the standings and are just a point ahead of Falkirk in third.

Rangers now look set to win the Scottish Championship title, but Warburton is not concerned with the defeat suffered by Hibs.

“It’s not about Hibs, it can’t be about Hibs, we said tonight that it was an important game for us going into a cup weekend and with various international breaks coming up that it was important to send a message out tonight – to be relentless in what we do,” Warburton told Rangers’ official website.

Warburton has also spoken highly of Harry Forrester, who joined Rangers from Doncaster Rovers in December on a contract that runs until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder scored the opening goal in Rangers’ 2-0 victory over Rovers at home on Tuesday evening.

It was Forrester’s second goal for the Glasgow giants, leading Warburton to sing his praises.

“Harry has nothing to prove to myself and David, I’ve known him since he was a young boy but what is pleasing for me is that the crowd can now see how good he can be,” said the Englishman.

“He needs to have that confidence and he was trying too hard in the first couple of games but you saw tonight his technical ability, his work rate and his desire.

“He is a playground player, when he gets the ball he wants to dominate it and he was very very good tonight.”

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