MacDonald doubtful of instant impact for Warburton at Rangers

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Former Rangers player Alex MacDonald has suggested it will take a few games for Mark Warburton to settle in at the Scottish Championship club.

Former Rangers player Alex MacDonald has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels it will take Mark Warburton a few games to ease into life as the club’s new manager.

MacDonald has suggested that Warburton has a lot to learn about the pressure and magnitude of the club he’s now in charge of, as Rangers look to win promotion from the Scottish Championship this coming season.

“The new manager has got to learn what Rangers are all about, just as the new players will have to. As the new goalkeeper (Wes Foderingham) said, they are playing in front of 40,000-50,000 and you can’t beat it,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“He’ll need a few games to find out what it’s all about. The French guy [Paul le Guen] came in and didn’t have a clue. There are videos to watch, but you can’t beat sampling the atmosphere.”

A good start is important

Although MacDonald told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels Warburton will need a few games at the start of the season, it’s important that he still tries to guide the club to some good early results.

The pressure and scrutiny at Rangers is likely to be far greater than anything Warburton has previously experienced and some fans will be right on his case following just one bad performance.

Keeping the fans on side is very important and if Warburton can achieve some good results while playing good football, his status with the supporters will improve.

If he can’t oversee a good start, it’s important the club back him and it’s important that he learns quickly from any errors to ensure that Rangers stay on track to dominate the Scottish Championship next year.

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