Rangers boss Mark Warburton wants starlets Gedion Zelalem and Nathan Oduwa to learn from the way assistant manager David Weir continues to look after his body.

Weir has now retired as a player, but lasted on the pitch until into his 40s, appearing in the Champions League at the age of 40 and then winning the Scottish league title at the age of 41.

The 45-year-old is now right hand man to Warburton, but still keeps fit and prepares himself on the training pitch, something the Rangers boss believes sets a superb example.

And Warburton feels that midfielder Zelalem, on loan from Arsenal, and winger Oduwa, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, can learn from Weir.

"All the players should look at David Weir. He came here as a short-term fix and five years later is in the UEFA Cup final", Warburton said at a press conference.


"So I think David Weir is a shining example of how to look after yourself and prepare every day.

"He still does. He's still doing the right things at 40 odd years of age. That should be a message to all the young players, 18-year-old Gedion and 19-year-old Nathan, extend your career by taking care of your body.

"Everything is here to do that", he added.

Striker Kenny Miller, now 35 years old, recently signed a one-year extension to his current contract at Rangers to keep him at the club until 2017.

And Warburton feels Miller can continue to play on for another three years at least.