Andy Halliday delighted Rangers star Martyn Waghorn is back but warns Hibernian that whole squad is ready for cup final

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The Gers meet their Scottish Championship rivals next weekend at Hampden Park.

Andy Halliday has admitted that it is a massive boost for Rangers to have Martyn Waghorn back available for the Scottish Cup final with Hibernian but insisted that the whole squad is ready for the game, the Daily Record reports.

The Gers are going into the encounter having not won any of their previous four competitive games - during which they also lost to Alan Stubbs' men - but have recently received a major lift on the injury front with Waghorn coming through an hour on the final day as well as an appearance in the recent friendly with Tottenham unscathed despite previously not featuring for Mark Warburton's side since February.

And while Halliday conceded that he was delighted to see the forward back in action, he warned Hibs that the mood in training in the build-up to the final has gone to a new level.

"That's a massive bonus for us. He was the Players’ Player of the Year and is our top scorer," he told the Record.

"But the training for all of us this week has been different class after a break, great intensity.

"We're showing a lot of quality and everybody is raring to go for next Saturday, all guns blazing."

With 28 goals in all competitions for the Light Blues, Waghorn's return will undoubtedly provide the side with a dimension they may have lacked during their recent slump.

And while the club's recent run will give Hibs confidence that they can beat them again at Hampden Park, the chance to recharge the batteries once the league campaign has come to an end may restore that hunger that may have been lost once the Scottish Championship title was wrapped up more than a month before the final. 

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