Lee Wallace insists Rangers' Scottish Cup final preparations have not been affected by Alan Stubbs' supposed mind games

Glasgow Rangers face Hibernian at Hampden Park hoping to secure the third trophy of an incredible season at Ibrox.

Lee Wallace has hit back at the suggestion from Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs that Rangers' preparation for the Scottish Cup final has not been ideal by insisting that Mark Warburton's squad will not be affected by any potential mind games, the Daily Record reports.

The Record states that the Hibs coach questioned how ready the Light Blues would be for the Hampden Park showdown having not played a competitive league game for around three weeks, especially as their opponents have been involved in a play-off campaign to try and follow the Gers by being promoted out of the Scottish Championship

But Wallace claimed that Stubbs' assessment of Rangers' situation has not had any impact on their preparation for the game.

"We are aware of the articles, the press conferences and the potential mind games that were thrown about. But it never got to any of us," he told the Record.

"As we keep stressing, it's all about ourselves. We focused on what we had to do that day in training and being the best we can be, the best prepared mentally, physically, tactically, technically.

"We were always focused on how we could improve as individuals for Rangers and taking care of what we could take care of out on the pitch."

With Warburton's men ending the league season with a poor run of form - they failed to win any of their final four games, which included a defeat to their cup final opponents - the considerable gap between their game against St Mirren and the final may actually prove to be beneficial to Rangers' chances of putting their most recent form behind them.

The time has allowed them to start reflecting on a campaign that has seen them book their place in the Scottish Premiership and win the Challenge Cup, and the positivity surrounding those achievements may restore any of the optimism that was lost in the final weeks of the league season. 

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