Kris Boyd on what has impressed him most about Rangers

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The ex-Gers frontman has lauded the grit and determination of Mark Warburton's team.

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has admitted to being impressed by the Gers’ ability to grind out results in recent weeks.

Mark Warburton’s men started the season on fire and blew away all before them, but have found it tougher going in the last few games.

Opposition defences are now fully aware of the threat posed by Rangers and have acted accordingly by getting men behind the ball and playing not to lose, rather than taking the game to the Gers.

Patience has been critical and Warburton’s team have stuck to their manager’s footballing principles – and so far have been rewarded.

“They have maybe huffed and puffed in the last couple of weeks but it is the sign of a good team, the sign of a Championship winning team when you don’t play at your best and you are able to grind out results,” said Boyd, in an interview with the Daily Record.

“The standard was that high at the start of the season, they were scoring four or five goals every game. It is impossible to keep going like that, it doesn’t matter how good a team you are.

“They weren’t great against St Mirren last week but they managed to find a way to win and that has been the story for the last month. They have not been playing the way they can play but they are still winning games.”

The 32-year old was released by Rangers this summer after failing to recapture the form of his first stint at Ibrox.

He has since returned to the top flight with Kilmarnock and will have half an eye on proving his doubters wrong next season should Rangers return to the top tier of Scottish football.

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