David Weir explains how Rangers boss Mark Warburton approached the Old Firm derby

Rangers won the semi-final on penalties.

Rangers recently pulled off a fantastic win against Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final. The club dominated the game, although a lack of a cutting edge meant they ended up having to win the tie on penalties.

The result was however a massive win for Rangers and David Weir has been speaking about the victory today.

The Gers assistant was discussing how manager Mark Warburton had treated the fixture like any other game, which proved to be a massive factor in the way they went about the game. Weir told talkSPORT (22/04/16):

“I thought we played really well.

“Mark had been very vocal and took a bit of stick for saying it was just another game and to just play the way we have been playing all season.

“That’s what we did. That’s credit to the players who implemented that in the game, were confident enough and believed enough in what they were doing to actually execute that.”

Rangers certainly did not change their style of play because of the opposition they were facing. The club still tried to play their possession game and it worked a treat against a team expensively assembled by comparison to the Rangers squad.

Warburton was criticised for not hyping up the game beforehand but it seems that this was part of his game-plan to ensure that Rangers came out of the game with a triumph and the bragging rights.

Hopefully he can carry on such form against Celtic in the Scottish Premiership next season.

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