Mark Warburton explains what he asked his Gers squad after Falkirk defeat

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Mark Warburton was unhappy with his side's passing against Falkirk.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club's official website that he has asked his side why they gave the ball away so much against Falkirk.

The Gers fell behind early on at Falkirk, with John Baird scoring from the penalty spot after just three minutes, but Barrie McKay pulled Rangers level after 15 minutes.

Rangers couldn't find the win though, and Will Vaulks grabbed all three points for Falkirk with a winning goal in the second half.

The result means that Rangers have picked up eight points from the last six games, with fans starting to worry that their title challenge could be falling apart after winning the first 11 games of the season.

After the game, manager Mark Warburton spoke to the club's official website, and highlighted one factor which particularly frustrated him.

Warburton stated that, after opening the game poorly, Rangers got themselves back in to the match, but were consistently hamstrung by their poor passing.

Warburton claims that Rangers simply gave the ball away too often, and asked his players just why they were sloppy in possession.

"We had a poor 20 minutes after half time," said Warburton. "I’ve just seen the stats – we had 70% possession, 15 corners and X number of shots, but the fact is we gave the ball away cheaply in that 20 minute period, and they of course scored their goal and Wes [Foderingham] pulled off a World-class save."

"It was a great recovery to get the equaliser and at half-time we were flying. At the interval, we went back out and we were in great shape, so that was really disappointing, and we’ve had a chat in there about why we gave the ball away so cheaply."

“But then, in the last 25-minutes, we dominated and we had to score the penalty. We had the chance, we had to score. There were a few other good shouts as well. We’re obviously very disappointed but the boys are very aware of the headlines that are coming and to feed off the negativity which will invariably come now as a result of that," he added.

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