Mark Warburton explains Rangers’ lack of headed goals

Mark Warburton

Rangers are going strong in the Scottish Championship this season.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told The Scottish Sun why his side have not scored a headed goal so far this season.

The Gers have found the net as many as 45 times already this campaign, but none of them has been headers.

Warburton has explained that he does not have tall forwards in his side, which means that there is no point in playing long balls into the opposition’s penalty box.

“We look at what stats we think will affect us,” the former Brentford manager told The Scottish Sun. “But if you look at our team we are not blessed with two giant forwards in the side. So why whack a hopeful ball into the box and make the centre-half look good?”

“We’re not going to throw the ball into the box, and try and win it because the likelihood is we won’t get first contact,” added Warburton.

Strong start

Rangers are on course for promotion to the Scottish Premiership and have been in brilliant form so far this season.

The Scottish giants are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 24 points from eight matches, nine points clear of second-place Falkirk, who have a game in hand.

Rangers will take on Falkirk at Ibrox in Glasgow in the Scottish Championship this afternoon.

Warburton’s side have also progressed to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Challenge Cup and will take on Livingston for a place in the last four.

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