Mark Warburton says Rangers players have reacted well to his coaching methods

Mark Warburton

Both new signings, as well as those that have been at the club longer than the former Brentford man have taken to his management.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has given encouraging news to Gers fans as the Scottish giants look to build up momentum at the start of the new season, in comments appearing on the club website.

The former Brentford manager has been described as tearing up the style of football that Rangers had been producing in the last few seasons, bringing in a new quality based approach that utilises fitness and ball possession, and he had a couple of things he claimed to be happy with after leading the Glasgow club to a comfortable 3-0 win over Peterhead in the League Cup last weekend.

Warburton said that not only were his side ahead of schedule when it came to bringing in new players and helping them settle, but also that the entire squad had demonstrated a wholehearted willingness to adopt to his methods. 

“The boys' commitment from day one has been outstanding and it’s easy to say sometimes but the whole squad, to a man, has been first class," he told the club website.

“I think we are probably ahead of where we wanted to be, in terms of the gelling of the squad and the new players coming in.

“We looked for character that could add value on and off the pitch and that has worked out really well and the existing players here have recognised them and welcomed them into the group.

“The harmony has been really good, so we are ahead in that respect and the players have worked hard to embrace new ideas about how we want the game played."

With new signings still expected to come in, adding to the seven first teamers who have already joined, it bodes well that the 52-year-old has already gotten the players heading in his direction, with nothing less than promotion back to the Premiership acceptable this season.

Warburton will be able to test their quality in the competition that really matters when they kick off their Championship campaign against recently relegated St Mirren on Friday.

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