Mark Warburton explains his pre-game coaching methods for Rangers

Rangers FC

The Rangers boss does not focus on opposition set-ups ahead of games.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mark Warburton has admitted that 95% of his pre-match planning is focused upon his own team, rather than the opposition.

The former Brentford boss said: “If I’m honest, 95 per cent of my focus at Rangers is going to be on what my team does. It’s about Rangers. It’s about us in the league, it’s about us preparing well for matches. If teams want to play 4-5-1, 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 against us, that’s fine. But we will be trying to do what we do well – and trying to dominate the football. If we do that, we will be okay.”

Whilst a strange approach to take, considering the style in which Warburton’s side approach games, it should come as no surprise.

He always sets his players up as a high-pressing side who will attack with pace, and that does not change - regardless of how the opposition play.

Of course, there can be issues with this kind of approach, as some opposition set-ups can nullify a high pressing plan. Teams can sit deep and offer Rangers the ball, meaning that they have nothing to press and can look a bit lost on the field.

However, Warburton does not believe that will be an issue, as he will look to impose his style upon any game an opposition side - regardless of how they set up.

This approach worked for him at Brentford, and looks to be working in his early weeks as Rangers boss, and it looks as if he will continue with his style on the path to success.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch