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Martyn Waghorn close to making his return for Rangers

Ibrox side Rangers have secured the place in the Scottish Cup final in May, and Mark Warburton has suggested that Martyn Waghorn should be fit to play.

Mark Warburton has confirmed to the Glasgow Evening Times that Martyn Waghorn will definitely be back for Rangers’ Scottish Cup final against Hibernian.

Waghorn has been out since February with injury, and initial estimates suggested that he would miss the rest of the campaign.

However, the forward was seen jumping around at the full-time whistle after his Ibrox teammates beat Celtic in the Old-Firm derby.

And Warburton has confirmed that Waghorn should be fit to return for Rangers in the near future.

“He’ll be fine for the final. The way he was leaping about [on Sunday], he’ll be fine,” he said.

“He won’t be ready for Alloa but he might be ready for Livingston and he’ll definitely be ready for St Mirren.”

Waghorn’s comeback will be a major boost for the Light Blues, as he has been their main goalscorer this season.

The former Wigan Athletic man has netted 28 times in 34 appearances for the Glasgow club, during his first campaign in Scottish football.

Rangers could also be set to welcome back Harry Forrester in the near future. The winger fractured his leg last week, but he could play a part in Rangers’ Scottish Cup final in May.

“Maybe,” Warburton added, when asked whether Forrester had a chance of playing in the cup final.

“He’s got a scan after four weeks. That would be the first week in May so he’s got a chance.”

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