Mark Warburton reacts to Rangers' friendly win, comments on Martyn Waghorn's performance

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Rangers boss Mark Warburton has praised Martyn Waghorn.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told Sky Sports that he was pleased with how his side performed, as they beat Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 in a behind-closed-doors friendly today.

The Gers have completed a domestic double with the Scottish Championship title and the Petrofac Training Cup, and can add a third trophy to that list when they face Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final later this month.

However, with their league season over, Rangers have a long time to wait until that final, and manager Warburton wants to keep his side active by playing friendly matches.

Today, Rangers faced a Tottenham Hotspur XI consisting of youngsters and returning loanees, and it was Warburton's men who won in 4-3.

Dean Shiels, James Tavernier, Martyn Waghorn and Nicky Clark all got on the scoresheet for Rangers as they gear up to face Hibs at Hampden Park.

After the game, which took place at Tottenham's training facility, manager Warburton spoke to Sky Sports, admitting that he felt the game was a good test for his side, and was delighted with the run-out.

Warburton - a boyhood Spurs fan - also felt that striker Martyn Waghorn, who is working his way back from a lengthy injury lay-off, did 'really well' against Spurs, and praised all of the players who turned out for Rangers this afternoon.

"Spurs were excellent hosts for us and their hospitality was superb," said Warburton. "The playing surface for the match was outstanding and it was a really good test for us. We were really good in the first half and I was delighted with our intensity and tempo. We scored a couple and looked in good shape."

"In the second half, Spurs responded to our first half and posed us a different challenge, but I thought it was really beneficial for all the players and staff, and I am so thankful to Spurs for their warmth of welcome. They were a really technically gifted team, as all the Spurs teams are. It was a really good test for us and I am delighted with it."

"Martyn did really well but so did all of the boys that played today. We got good pitch time, and that was really, really pleasing for us," he added.

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