Andy Halliday on what Rangers added to their game against Morton

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The Gers made it eight out of eight in the league with a win over the Ton yesterday.

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has suggested that a lack of intensity in the early stages of games has been to blame for the Gers dip in form recently.

The Ibrox club returned to winning in style with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Morton yesterday, and Halliday believes it’s down to how they started the game.

“We started with a high intensity and that has been lacking the last two or three games,” he told the Daily Record.

“But I thought we were excellent especially in the opening 25 minutes. The fans have been different class and it has been a little bit surprising.

“Such are the high demands here that a defeat is unacceptable at a club like Rangers. But I thought the fans were different class and that’s probably because they are buying into the way we want to play the game,” he added.

Rangers came flying out of the blocks against the Ton and were 3-0 up after 34 minutes.

Martyn Waghorn converted from the spot – his seventh spot-kick of the season - after another jinking Nathan Oduwa run resulted in a penalty and he doubled the Gers’ lead ten minutes later with a neat turn and finish inside the box after receiving the ball from Barrie McKay.

Marauding right-back James Tavernier grabbed his eighth goal of the season to make it three just past the hour and Waghorn completed his hat-trick with ten minutes remaining.

Mark Warburton will have been pleased with his team’s response to last week’s League Cup exit and will demand standards maintain over the coming weeks and months.

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