Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has expressed his eagerness to put St Mirren to bed in the Petrofac Training Cup semi-final on Saturday to set up a date for the big final.

Mark Warburton's side are coming fresh out of a draw against Livingston in the Championship last weekend and will be keen to put that disappointment behind them as they look for a win.

Their opponents on Saturday are a team who have failed to find the right momentum this season, having won only two of their 15 league matches and are thus placed seventh in the league table with 12 points.

However, cup matches always bring something extra, as the 25-year-old striker himself feels, with the possibility of any mishap happening.

Waghorn therefore has urged his team-mates to rise to the occasion to get the job done and get to the final where they can play in front of a big crowd.


Speaking about the feeling of playing in a final, Waghorn told his club's official website: “I think that for any player that wants to achieve things in their career then playing in a final is up there. For me it would be one of the first finals that I’ve played in.

“We’re looking forward to it. I think it also sets a marker down of where we want to go in what we want to achieve at the club.

“It’s a chance for us to get away from the league for a match and to focus on the cup. It’s a cup draw so anything can happen on the day. But like I said, it’s a chance for us to get to a final and to play in front of a big crowd."