Barrie McKay confident of Rangers glory in William Hill Scottish Cup

17 February 2016 12:23

Barrie McKay reckons Rangers can go all the way in the William Hill Scottish Cup after their last-gasp win at Kilmarnock.

The Light Blues winger swung over the injury-time corner for Nicky Clark's dramatic winner as boss Mark Warburton claimed his first top-flight scalp with a 2-1 triumph.

Gers will now host either Dundee or Dumbarton in next month's quarter-final and McKay says the Ibrox men are already targeting the trophy.

He said: "All of the boys believe we can win the Scottish Cup this year and that is our intentions.

"We believe we can do it and now it's about showing we can get there.

"It wasn't vital that we beat a Premier League side to show we could do it, we approach all of our games like this as we do in every game.

"It's about going to show what we can do and we managed to that against Killie which was great."

Gers' top scorer Martyn Waghorn blasted his 28th goal of the season with a penalty four minutes into the fifth-round replay but was already limping after being brought down by Stevie Smith for the spot-kick and played no further part.

Killie levelled soon after through Rory McKenzie but Clark made himself the hero with his late clincher and McKay has backed the matchwinner to step up and provide more goals if Waghorn - who left Rugby Park on crutches - is ruled out for a lengthy spell.

He said: "It was a great finish from the wee man, he was a big win for us as well as we were desperate for the victory. It's been hard for Nicky, he's done well when he's played and he's been scoring but it's been difficult for him with Kenny and Waggy ahead of him.

"But tonight he has taken his chance with both hands by getting us through and he's certainly staked a claim for a regular start.

"It's a blow for Waggy to be injured but it's a chance for Nicky to get himself in there and keep himself in there."

Hibs made it a double success for Ladbrokes Championship sides over top-flight opposition when they claimed their own 1-0 replay win over city rivals Hearts.

Jason Cummings netted the winner after four minutes but was later sent off alongside Jambos defender Blazej Augustyn as the derby clash turned dramatic.

And Easter Road boss Alan Stubbs reckons both results prove the second flight's top two are ready for their Premiership returns.

He said: "It tells you that we are two very strong teams. I've said all along, we are two Premiership teams playing in the Championship.

"We need to try to get out this division as quickly as possible and I'm sure Rangers do as well.

"I think the Premiership needs two big clubs like ourselves and Rangers in that mix. I think everybody wants it - we've just got to do our part and make that happen."

Source: PA

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