Mark Warburton explains what he was surprised about after Rangers' win over Queen of the South

Rangers beat Queen of the South 2-1, with Martyn Waghorn bagging a last-minute winner.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told the club's official website that he was surprised by the reaction to their performance against Queen of the South at the weekend.

The Gers only edged past the Doonhamers 2-1, with Martyn Waghorn scoring a last-minute winner to provide them with all three points. 

It left many Rangers supporters bemoaning a poor display, but Warburton believes that any criticism that has come his side's way is unfair.

“We looked at the stats, I think we had just shy of 70 per cent possession and 29 opportunities," he said. 

“So we’ve played well, I was a bit surprised at people saying we didn’t play well, I thought we did play well but we didn’t take our chances.

“But to score in that way, to react after the penalty miss in that way, was tremendous. It was a great ball in, a great header and you get your three points."

The reaction to Rangers' win over Queen of the South shows how expectations have risen around Ibrox.

The Light Blues have been so dominant in matches this season that any game that they don't win comfortably is being viewed as a shock.

However, Warburton is correct in his analysis that Rangers had plenty of chances to beat Queen of the South, with his side firing in 23 shots during the contest.

Their 2-1 win was well earned in the end, and it has maintained their nine-point lead at the top of the Scottish Championship table. 

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