Mark Warburton confident Rangers can beat Dundee and book spot in Scottish Cup semi-finals

The Gers host the Scottish Premiership side in the quarter-final on Saturday.

Mark Warburton believes his Rangers side are more than capable of beating Dundee and booking their place in the Scottish Cup semi-final, the Daily Record reports.

Paul Hartley's men travel to Ibrox on Saturday, and while Warburton conceded that it will be a big ask to try and get a positive result, he insisted that the Gers have the ability to knock their top flight opposition out of the competition.

"I think they will give it a go. They get men forward, they move the ball quickly, they have wide men playing on the opposite flank to their preferred foot, meaning they can drive inside," he told the Record.

"But whatever they do, we will look forward to it. We will respect them. If they try and press us high or drop off, if they play three at the back or four, whatever they play it will be a challenge for us.

"They are a good side but so are we. We're in good form ourselves, we're at home and I'm looking forward to a high-quality encounter. It's up to us to get on the ball and be brave. We will be better for this experience, I'm sure."

While the two sides' respective divisions would normally mean that the Scottish Championship team coming out victorious would be classed as an upset, Hartley will surely be under no illusions that this will most likely be a Premiership clash next season, and thus, it would be a big mistake to take Rangers lightly. 

Warburton's men have already claimed a top flight scalp this term, having booked their place in the quarter-final with a victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. 

And while Dundee are doing considerably better than Killie in the league this season, Hartley will know that that victory would have given the Gers all the belief they need to secure their last four spot at the expense of another Premiership team.

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