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Rangers boss Mark Warburton hails Ibrox

Rangers' manager Mark Warburton

Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers host Hamilton at Ibrox on Saturday.

Rangers fans

Speaking to The Glasgow Evening Times, Mark Warburton has described Ibrox as "magnificent" as Rangers gear up for their Scottish Premiership return.

The 51,000-seater stadium will be sold out on Saturday as Rangers host Hamilton in what will be their first top-flight outing since their financial implosion four years ago.

Warburton, who only joined the Gers last summer, has played a big role in getting the club back in the big time after his troops won the Scottish Championship by a full 11 points last season.

Rangers fans display a banner

At one stage in 2012, Rangers fans may have feared they would never attend Ibrox for a Premiership game again and although Warburton is looking forward to the occassion, the 53-year-old suggest the result is more important.

“It will be a packed Ibrox and a big occasion and I’m very much looking forward to it," he said to The Glasgow Evening Times.

“It is a magnificent football arena so you have to enjoy it, you have to recognise responsibility and our job is to go and deliver a performance."

General View of Ibrox Stadium

Warburton has brought nine new faces to Ibrox this summer and a Premiership title challenge is certainly expected, having signed the likes of Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar to name but a few.

Rangers won all four of their League Cup group games last month in a gruelling nine-day period, scoring 10 and conceding none. It bodes well for the season ahead.

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