We won't be judged on St Johnstone test, insists Rangers boss Mark Warburton
Rangers manager Mark Warburton has dismissed suggestions that their League Cup tie with St Johnstone is a significant marker of their progress.
The Light Blues have won all 11 games under Warburton but face Scottish Premiership opposition for the first time when the Saints visit Ibrox in the third round tonight.
However, Warburton is viewing the game as just one test of many they will face this season.
"There's no specific intrigue because it's a Premier League team. It's the next challenge," he said. "They are a consistent top-six team, they have European experience and have won cup finals. We are respectful."
Warburton does not want the game to be built up so much that his players are either carried away with victory or knocked down by defeat.
"If we have a shocking game or an outstanding game we are not suddenly a lousy team or world-beaters. But we will learn from any experience," he said. "Everyone says it's a barometer. No, it's not. It's the next game."