Fear-factor could be used against us, claims Rangers boss Mark Warburton

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The Gers have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, but Warburton has called for caution.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has, during a discussion with the club's official website, tried to downplay the positive effects of a so-called ‘fear-factor’ developing around his Gers side.

The former Brentford boss has made a storming start to life in Scotland, and Rangers currently boast a 100% win record in competitive fixtures.

Their fantastic form has seen them sweep aside all before them this season, bagging 14 goals in their first four Scottish Championship fixtures.

Naturally, the results have seen confidence soar within Ibrox and the idea that opposing teams are beginning to fear playing the Gers has been touted.

Warburton, however, doesn’t see it this way and feels that Rangers' storming start can actually be turned into a positive for rival teams.

“I’m not sure if there’s a fear factor. I think an opposition team can go to Ibrox without any expectation on them and go and enjoy themselves,” said Warburton, in quotes published on the club's website.

“Last season, as a smaller team at Brentford, we would always use that. We would go to bigger teams and play fearless football, enjoy it and see where it takes you.

“So it can work both ways, therefore we must make sure we do our job – dominate possession, create chances and score goals, and as basic as that sounds, that’s our job.”

While Warburton may try to play down his team’s dominance, there’s no doubting that a trip to Ibrox is currently a daunting proposition for any team in the division, and it’s hard to see which team can halt Rangers’ march.

The quality of their squad is unrivalled in the Championship and in Warburton they have a manager who insists on attractive, attacking football that has indeed created a fear-factor among their competitors.

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