Peter McCloy responds to Mark Warburton’s comments about Rangers

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Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment.

Peter McCloy has told The Daily Record that Mark Warburton’s comments after Rangers’ defeat at the weekend show how hungry the players are.

Rangers suffered their first loss of the 2015-16 Scottish Championship campaign on Sunday, as they went down 2-1 to Hibernian away from home at Easter Road.

After the match, Gers manager Warburton told the club’s official website: “I thought we came here to a tough venue though, dominated, showed good quality on the ball, good desire and no lack of effort all over the park. We’ll learn from that, and as I say, if we get angry, and learn, we’ll be in good shape.”

Former Rangers goalkeeper McCloy has given his take on the situation and has told The Daily Record: “It’s good to hear the manager say his players were angry about losing their winning run. But it would have been unrealistic to think they could go the whole year without losing.

“That’s a sign they are hungry and standards are high and I must say I like what I’ve seen of the team and what Warburton is doing so far.”

Rangers are five points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship table and are still firm favourites to win the league title.

The Gers have the best squad in the second tier of Scottish football, and it will be a surprise if they slip up in the race for automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers will face Alloa Athletic at Ibrox in Glasgow in the Scottish Championship on Saturday afternoon.

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