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Warburton shares what he expects from Rangers’ trip to Raith Rovers

Rangers face Raith Rovers this weekend.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says his side can expect a tough encounter against an in-from Raith Rovers when the two teams meet at Kirkcaldy, the Glasgow Evening Times reports.

Gers can clinch automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership if they pick up the three points and Hibernian fail to beat St. Mirren away, a factor which has certainly raised the stakes somewhat.

Rangers will be backed by a number of travelling supporters and confident of victory, yet Warburton insists his side must perform to the required standards and doesn’t envisage an easy afternoon.

“[Raith] will undoubtedly be a tough test and challenge. They are delivering performances, they are hard to beat on their own patch. So we will recognise that and respond accordingly I hope,” Warburton told the ET.

“I think it will be a really tough test. They are in form, their confidence will be high, they have good quality, they are well managed. It is a tough place to go to and all of these factors, we are well aware of them.”

Raith Rovers currently sit in fourth position in the first division table and they will be vying for all three points as victory will seal their place in the play-offs with a handful of games spare.

But there can be no greater motivation for Rangers in their quest for all three points, as the Glasgow giants could get the job done before they host lowly Dumbarton the following Tuesday.

Rovers head in to this weekend’s clash having gone six league games unbeaten, winning five of them.

Rangers, in contrast, suffered a 3-2 defeat to Falkirk in their latest away game and they will need to shore up their defence if they hope to avoid the hosts spoiling a potential party atmosphere.

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