Rangers losing to St Johnstone could be the best thing to happen for Warburton

Rangers lost to St Johnstone in the League Cup on Tuesday.

Rangers fell to their first defeat of the season on Tuesday evening, losing to Premiership side St Johnstone in the League Cup.

Their 11 game winning run was ended, and although they remain undefeated in the Scottish Championship, they can no longer lay claim to holding an incredible 100% record.

However, this defeat could be the best thing to happen for Mark Warburton, as he looks to ensure Rangers do not slip up in the league and miss out on their chances of promotion.

Despite starting the season in exceptional form, recent weeks have seen Rangers hang onto their winning run due to luck being on their side.

There have been games when narrow victories have only just been secured, with last weekend’s victory over Dumbarton only be a 2-1 scoreline.

There was the sense that the exceptional run of victories had led Rangers to believe they could walk the league without putting the required effort in, and the loss to St Johnstone should bring the players back down to Earth.

They will become aware that the Premiership is another step up in quality, and that, despite the great start to the season, Warburton’s squad is still not as good as it could be.

The loss to St Johnstone has ended one chance of silverware this season, but it could be the best thing that happens to Rangers this term, and helps their quest to pick up every other trophy they want to claim.

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