Rangers boss uses Leicester to make a point about latest defeat

Rangers boss Mark Warburton was speaking after the team's loss to Livingston.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says his side need to be smarter with the ball if they are to get back to winning ways.

After beating Celtic on penalties in the Scottish Cup semi-final, Rangers have just one point from a possible nine over their last three games, losing to Livingston 1-0 last night.

Rangers had more of the play as Livingston defended their lead, but could not turn their 65 per cent possession into goals.

Warburton admonished his side after the game, and used English Premier League leaders Leicester City to make a point about why simply having the ball is not enough.

Speaking to the club's official website, a disappointed Warburton commented: "Possession for the sake of it is irrelevant. Look at Leicester, they probably have 30 to 40 percent possession in most games and they are top of the Premier League and rightly deserve to be there.

“So it’s possession with a purpose and passing with a purpose. Too many times tonight backwards and square, hesitant, loose in our decision making and that’s not us."

Rangers had 10 shots but only two landed on target, with Warburton's already promoted side failing to click.

Warburton's claims about Leicester are spot on. The Foxes have held only 43 per cent of possession this season, the 18th highest in the Premier League, yet they sit comfortably clear at the top of the table with three games remaining.

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