Rangers manager Mark Warburton explained on the club’s official website that he wants a little bit more from his players, despite a solid 2-0 win against Ayr United.
Rangers secured a comfortable win in the Petrofac Cup contest, but Warburton appeared wary of allowing his players to rest on their laurels, stressing that there are things the team needs to learn from the performance.
“We were bright in patches, particularly in the first half, but we were sloppy in others. We were disappointing in the second half as we didn’t get close to the ball and squeeze the play as we have been doing,” he told rangers.co.uk.
“So there were good parts of the game, but there are things we will need to learn from as well.”
A clever tactic from the boss
It would be naïve of Warburton to describe the win as a perfect victory, because that runs the risk of encouraging complacency within his very talented team.
He needs to always be thinking about ways he can keep his players on their toes to get the most out of them, across different competitions, regardless of whether he’s named his strongest team or whether he’s rotating.
It guarantees that he and the squad are always thinking about ways they can improve their performances to ensure that the Gers are difficult to play against in every game and always striving for ways they can create extra challenges for themselves.
It’s clear Warburton wants Rangers to be a consistent team over an extended period of time under his guidance and he’s not got off to a bad start.