Rangers winger David Templeton has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels the club’s new manager Mark Warburton has created a fair culture at the club.
Templeton has suggested that Warburton has been active in terms of looking for ways to take the pressure away from his players, which is something that would make any squad more productive and creative.
“Since the new manager has come in, it has had a fair chance and I am hopeful that I can take it and keep myself in the team,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“It definitely does make you feel a lot better when you are playing and you can enjoy your football.”
A clever approach from the Rangers boss
A soft and fair approach in terms of the squad and giving the club’s players some hope that they can feature is clever.
However, it’s important that Warburton doesn’t allow the standards expected from any Rangers player to slip.
He will be fair to players who work hard when they’re out of the side and take their chances when they are thrown on or used in a domestic cup game, but the squad can’t take it for granted that an opportunity will come.
Ultimately, Warburton is under real pressure to drive the side forward and to get them into the Scottish Premiership by this point next year.
To do that, he’s got to find a balance between incentivising the squad and criticising them when it’s justified and unfortunately, fans won’t get a real chance to see if he’s nailed the right sort of balance until later into the season.