The Gers suffered their first defeat of the season, as they went down 3-1 to St Johnstone in the third round of the Scottish League Cup at Ibrox.
Murray Davidson gave the Scottish Premiership outfit the lead in the 19th minute, Simon Lappin doubled the advantage just before the half-hour mark, and Michael O’Halloran made it 3-0 in the opening minute of the second period.
James Tavernier pulled one back for Rangers just past the hour mark, but it proved to be nothing but a mere consolation in the end.
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Ibrox, hosts Rangers had 62% of the possession, took 12 shots of which only two were on target, and earned four corners.
Following the match, manager Warburton took to Twitter to have his say on the team’s performance and on the fans’ support.
The players will be better for learning from tonight. Been together less than 3 months and their work ethic and commitment is so evident— Mark Warburton (@MarkWarburton9) September 22, 2015
A key point tonight was the supporters backing the team to the end. This is about all of us working together. Our thanks to the fans— Mark Warburton (@MarkWarburton9) September 22, 2015
Rangers did not play well against St. Johnstone, but that should not take anything away from the wonderful season they are having.
The Glasgow giants are on course to winning the Scottish Championship this season, and focus should be on that.
Failure to progress in the Scottish League Cup will come as a disappointment, but Rangers’ main aim this season is to get promoted to the Scottish Premiership.