James Tavernier happy with Rangers' schedule leading up to the Scottish Cup final

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The Light Blues have around three weeks between their last Scottish Championship fixture and the final.

James Tavernier has insisted that Rangers' schedule over the coming weeks will be the perfect preparation for the Scottish Cup final, the Evening Times reports.

Mark Warburton's men will face Scottish Championship rivals Hibernian at Hampden Park, but despite being in the same division, the teams will go into the showdown having prepared in completely different ways.

With the Gers wrapping up the title already, their game against St Mirren on Sunday will be their last competitive fixture before the final around three weeks later. 

Meanwhile, Hibernian's place in the play-off spots means that they will be playing competitive football much closer to the game. 

And while some may be concerned that the fact that Alan Stubbs' men will be playing in games with more intensity in the build-up to the final may give them an advantage, Tavernier has suggested that Rangers' preparation suits the team perfectly.

"We're obviously going to have plenty of rest and we can get it in, train hard and it’s going to be perfect, we're not going to be stung with a lot of games leading up to the final," he told the Evening Times.

"We've got two games in the league in which we've got to finish off strong to get the momentum and with almost three weeks off we can train hard - and there's also talk of a game behind closed doors. We'll be working hard to keep the momentum going all the way to the final.

"No [I am not concerned], we'll be fully rested and hungry to play again at Hampden and it's a final and a chance for Europe so the boys are hungry and can't wait for the game."

Although Hibs may find it easier to naturally switch on due to their build-up to the game, the break should benefit the Gers as it should ensure that the squad go into the contest in peak physical condition and do not have to worry about injuries in the weeks leading up to the fixture.

And if they are able to shake off any cobwebs quickly, then it is unlikely that Hibs will be able to prevent them bagging a third trophy of the campaign.

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