MARTYN WAGHORN insists Rangers will not alter their attacking attitude as they attempt to atone for their 5-1 Premiership hammering from Celtic last month.

The Ibrox men face up to Brendan Rodgers’ side in the Betfred League Cup semi-final – and the English striker has vowed it will be a different game at Hampden.

Waghorn said: “We won’t change for anyone. The manager has a framework he likes and we stick by it.

“As players, we stick by it, too. We know what we’re doing and how we want to play.

“It’s important the good players know how we press from the front and the defence presses high

“It’s important we’re on the same page because when we limit chances and passes forward in between the lines then we can counter that. We have to be on the same wavelength and progress throughout the season.

“The intensity of our play was right in the Scottish Cup semi-final last year. We were brave on the ball and played out from the back. I don’t think Celtic were ready.

“At Parkhead, the tempo was down for a number of reasons – it just wasn’t us.

“We’ve learned to play high energy and tempo – that’s what Rangers are about, that’s what the gaffer has instilled in us and we learned a lot about ourselves that day.”

Waghorn also praised veteran frontman Kenny Miller, 36, who claimed his 100th goal for the Ibrox club with a spectacular volley for the winner against Caley Thistle in Inverness just over a week ago.

He said: “Kenny’s been fantastic from the first minute I came in. He’s guided us through playing for Rangers.

“He’s an experienced guy who’s been here and done that and I’m absolutely delighted for him. He thoroughly deserves it for the work he puts in, day in and day on the training pitch.

“It’s no surprise that he’s still going on stronger than ever. He’s some guy and for a team with such a young squad it’s important that we have someone like him around and I’ve got nothing but good things to say about Kenny.”


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