Rangers boss Mark Warburton explains why Tottenham are perfect opponents for pre-cup final friendly and ideal role models

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The Scottish Championship side meet the Premier League outfit on Wednesday.

Mark Warburton has told Rangers' official website that Tottenham are the perfect opponents for the Gers for their pre-Scottish Cup final friendly as well as arguably being the ideal role models for the side in general. 

The Light Blues are travelling down to London today in preparation for a behind closed doors friendly on Wednesday as they continue their preparations for their Hampden Park showdown with Hibernian in 11 days time. 

And while Warburton explained that coming up against Spurs will provide his side with a good test before the final, he suggested that his team could also use the experience to learn from the Premier League side.

"It's important for us in terms of it being the final game before the Cup final, so that is the obvious benefit of that," he told the club's official website.

"We're very thankful to Spurs for their hospitality, they are a tremendous club and we can learn a lot from Tottenham.

"I know I'm talking as a Spurs fan here but forget the bias, their academy is first class with a number of players coming through."

Like what Warburton has tried to do at Ibrox this season, Mauricio Pochettino has frequently given younger members of his squad a chance to shine in the first-team, no matter how much pressure is on the particular game they are about to play. 

And with Tottenham proving to be Leicester City's nearest challengers for the title, Warburton will take plenty of confidence from the way that the Argentinian has done things at White Hart Lane as he prepares to lead his side back into the Scottish Premiership. 

And while the performance level is likely to be most important thing that the Gers boss will take from the friendly as they prepare for the game that could see them complete a treble and secure a place in Europe for next season, he may well look at the way their opponents operate as he looks to create a similar structure at Ibrox in the hope that it will help them make the giant strides that Spurs have made this term. 

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