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Mark Warburton flattered by QPR link but committed to Rangers

Rangers manager Mark Warburton asks questions on the touchline
Image: Mark Warburton was surprised to hear his name being linked with QPR

Mark Warburton remains committed to Rangers despite admitting he is flattered to be linked with the managerial vacancy at QPR.

The former Brentford boss, who joined Rangers over the summer, has been mentioned in connection with the role at Loftus Road, vacated when Chris Ramsey was fired on Wednesday.

Warburton was asked about the link with a return to west London after Rangers' 4-0 win over Alloa on Saturday, a victory that maintained their five point lead over Hibernian in the Scottish Championship.

Warburton said of the QPR speculation: "I never knew that. It is flattering but that is football, isn't it?

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Rangers got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory over struggling Alloa Athletic

"My job is here at Rangers to put my head down with David (Weir, coach) and the staff and take the club forward as quickly as possible.

"You can't ask players to be committed to a project and then not show commitment yourself.

"We know what we have to do. It is a fantastic club. Our target are very clear. We have had a good start and our focus is 100 per cent taking Rangers forward."

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Rangers bounced back to winning ways at Ibrox, having lost to their main title rivals last weekend, with striker Martyn Waghorn scoring twice and James Tavernier and Nicky Clark also on target.

Warburton added: "It was a pleasing afternoon's work. We showed good attitude from the first whistle worked tirelessly and showed quality.

"We just couldn't break down the defence as we hoped on occasions but we will learn from that.

"There is no lack of focus from players. We lost one game, we are five points clear, we are in good shape right now."

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