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Mark Warburton is determined to secure Old Firm battles

Rangers manager Mark Warburton admits he is excited by the prospect of four Old Firm derbies per season. Rangers and Celtic have only met once in the past four campaigns and Warburton is yet to experience the occasion.

Both teams are in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals, but Warburton is focused on ensuring his side secure regular derbies by clinching promotion this season.

"I think any football fan will know and recognise that it is one of the biggest derbies in world football so it's fantastic for the fans and the players to experience a game of that nature," said Warburton.

"That has to be our target - four Old Firm games would be tremendous for the city.

"Our targets are very clear. The targets are for Rangers to return to the top table of Scottish football and kick on again from there.

"So we have to look at where we can be better and prepare everything hopefully for the next level."

Rangers will play Dundee in the Cup quarter-finals after they beat Dumbarton 5-0.

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