Scottish Football: Mark Warburton closes in on club record as Rangers hit front and back pages

Rangers boss Mark Warburton
Rangers boss Mark Warburton

Mark Warburton could probably have done without recent off-field distractions as he focuses on a new club record.

Victory over Raith Rovers on Saturday will see Warburton record nine wins on the bounce in all competitions – a Rangers record for a new manager.

It is an added incentive for the new Ibrox boss, but there have been plenty of distractions in the build-up to the game.

Glasgow’s law courts have this week been the focus of front page lead stories as far as the club is concerned with former owner Craig Whyte, former Chief Executive Charles Green and former Duff & Phelps auditors Paul Clark and David Whitehouse all facing charges of fraud in respect of the 2012 sale of the club.

Warburton’s main concern will be to retain his players’ focus on the task in hand with the visit of the Kirkcaldy club.

“My focus is the football department. It has to be. If we lose focus and concentration, the team will be weakened. We have to focus on being best prepared,” he said.

“Right now, it is about Raith in the Championship, on Saturday – and nothing can distract us from that.”