Rangers manager Mark Warburton has provided an insight into the tactics he uses, as covered by the Glasgow Evening Times.
Warburton has explained that he wants Rangers to play in a very specific way because of the tactics he’s already experienced from the team’s opponents.
The Gers boss is anticipating difficulty in terms of the need to continuously break down sides who sit off, put men behind the ball and put Rangers under pressure to pick the lock.
“Teams against Rangers will look to condense the area and look to defend the penalty box so what’s the point in us throwing the ball in?” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“If we’ve got good possession up to the final third we’ve got to be better than throwing a hopeful ball in.”
“We have to be clever, keep shifting the ball and find an opening.”
Patience is the key
There are going to be matches this season where teams park the bus against Rangers and do it well.
That can cause frustration to build and spread within the side, making it very difficult for some players to maintain their discipline and patience.
Warburton will always back the quality of the players he’s got at his disposal, trusting them to force openings in games where sides just sit back and look to take a great deal of pressure.
Over the course of 90 minutes, Rangers have the quality to be able to win the majority of man-for-man battles in the key areas and that quite often translates into victories.