Rangers go forward with confidence - Stuart McCall

Lee Wallace knocked in the equalising goal for Rangers at Ibrox
Lee Wallace knocked in the equalising goal for Rangers at Ibrox

Stuart McCall has no concerns over his Rangers squad as they aim to extend their play-off run against Hibernian.

Having edged past Queen of the South 3-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw, Rangers now meet Hibs over two legs, the first of which is on Wednesday.

The winner of that semi-final will take on Motherwell for a Premiership place.

"We go in with great confidence," McCall told BBC Scotland. "There aren't many injuries and we should have a healthy squad to choose from."

Hibernian finished distant runners-up to promoted Hearts, three points above Rangers, and last played on 2 May.

"It can work in two ways - Hibs will have had 18 days off and we've had two tough games," added McCall.

"But I am confident in the group of players that we'll be ready on Wednesday.

"We've got two teams going into the next tie in good form; Hibs finished the season well.

"In all the big games this season, the lads have produced for us. People were doubting us at Queen of the South and probably doubting us at half-time today.

"We've been to Hearts and should have won there, we beat Hearts here and we've been to Hibs and won."

McCall has lost just once in 13 games since taking over from Kenny McDowall and a sixth draw in that sequence was enough to see off the challenge of Queens at Ibrox.

The visitors levelled the tie when Derek Lyle scored 35 minutes into a first half dominated by Rangers.

But Lee Wallace finished off a neat move from close range on the hour to ensure progress for McCall's side.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall was frustrated not to have converted more of the chances created
Rangers manager Stuart McCall was frustrated not to have converted more of the chances created

"I think there would have been a lot of doubters when we went a goal behind," said the former Motherwell boss.

"But we said all along it's not the first goal that's important, it's the winning one.

"I was pleased with a lot of the first-half play. Our passing was slick and we created opportunities, the goalkeeper has had three or four good saves.

"We didn't pick the right pass at times and they score with their first effort on goal.

"But we found a way to get through and I'm proud of the lads for that.

"I've been pleased with our attacking play since we came here. We average two goals a game.

"I just wish we could put away a higher ratio of chances. It was a lovely goal, good football. If we had got the first goal it would have made it easier for ourselves, but we didn't.

"I think over the piece we deserved to go through."

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