Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels it’s essential for the club to continue working on ways the side can break down their opposition.
Rangers have enjoyed a decent pre-season but the manager has explained that he doesn’t want his squad to rest on their laurels in terms of expecting to get chances in games, stressing that hard work is the key to the team creating opportunities.
“It’s important to us to keep working on that, on breaking teams down and keeping moving the ball. I was delighted with it, but I just want the players to get their rewards,” Warburton told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“I’ve had a good look at the squad and we’re in good shape, touch wood.”
Parking the bus
There are going to be plenty of occasions this coming season where Rangers encounter teams who like nothing more than to get ten men behind the ball, making it very difficult for Rangers to break through and find opportunities.
Therefore, it’s very important that Rangers are familiar with the disciplines needed to grind away during those spells, to ensure that they get plenty of chances to hit the back of the net.
Frustrations will build if the side finds it difficult initially, but there is enough experience in the team to keep everyone patient and to prevent a mistake from appearing as the side presses on, looking to take an extra risk.
Variety is also key and thanks to the squad advantage Rangers have when compared with some of their rivals, the boss shouldn’t have any trouble being inventive and mixing things up when he needs to.