Warburton turns to Dons clash

Warburton turns to Dons clash

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has set his sights on Aberdeen after the Light Blues hammered Queen of the South 5-0 last night.

Gers put the off-field issues surrounding Joey Barton to one side as they thumped Queen of the South 5-0 in the League Cup, with Jason Holt, Andy Halliday and hat-trick hero Martyn Waghorn doing the damage.

Gers booked themselves into Wednesday's draw for the last four of the Betfred Cup with exactly the kind of performance Warburton would have been looking for ahead of Sunday's trip to Aberdeen.

The Light Blues can expect the customary hostile reception they always receive at Pittodrie as they roll up for their first visit in four years but Warburton is in more confident mood that he was after last week's Old Firm drubbing.

Warburton said: "The players have been outstanding, all credit to them. They've worked really hard and we're looking forward to what will now be a tough game on Sunday but we're relishing that challenge.

"After what happened at Parkhead hard work is the only way of getting better.

"It was a pleasing night's work. We asked them to dominate the football in the first half and we did that completely. The only complaint from us as a group is that it was 1-0 at half-time and it could have been more.

"We scored goals but missed a lot of chances as well. The only difference from Saturday against Ross County was that we were a little bit more clinical and it helps build momentum.

"Sunday will be intense but that's why players come to Rangers. They want to play in these type of games. It will be a 20,000 sell out and an intimidating atmosphere and they will enjoy that. We are looking forward to the trip north."

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