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DENS PARK hero Marvin Andrews has given the club a massive cup final boost by declaring himself fit and ready to face Motherwell next weekend.


The Trinidad & Tobago international broke the deadlock against Dundee yesterday with a bullet header in the 81st minute, but was then forced off after colliding heavily with Steve Lovell.

Big Marv took a kick to the back of his knee but immediately allayed any fears that it may put him out of the final after the 2-0 win.

Having lifted the trophy with Livingston last term, Andrews would become the first player to win the League Cup in consecutive seasons with different clubs, should the Light Blues overcome Motherwell on Sunday.

Marv said: "I will be fine for Hampden, don't worry about that. I just had to come off as a precaution.

"I prayed at church last night about it and I will be back training soon.

"There is no way I am going to miss this game!"

Rangers will need to produce a vastly improved performance next weekend if they are to clinch the CIS Cup after a lack lustre display at Dens Park yesterday.

But just as it looked like two points were going to be dropped Marvin popped up with a header, before Fernando Ricksen wrapped the game up with a tap in three minutes.

Andrews revealed: "The first goal was a long time coming for us and I am really happy to have scored it because I feel it was really important for the club.

"It began to look like we might drop more points after the draw with Caley Thistle last week.

"I was thinking that we were never going to score and, overall, it was a very poor game - it was windy, the pitch was not the best and it was freezing.

"Dundee were making great defensive blocks and it just was not falling for us.

"It was preying on the back of my mind that we were going to drop points. The time was ticking away.

"But we have great belief at Rangers and we kept knocking on the door and, thank God, I scored.

"We are simply focusing on what we have to do. We are not thinking about Celtic. We have eight cup finals left in this championship and it is in our hands."