Joey Barton has admitted that despite Rangers securing their place in the next round of the Scottish League Cup with a flawless record in the group-stages, the side were not completely happy with their performances during the four games, the Evening Times reports.
Mark Warburton's men claimed maximum points and scored 10 goals without conceding a single one to become the first side to join those who received a bye to the second round due to European fixtures.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton
Nevertheless, Barton has explained why he believes that it would be wrong to assume that their performances were perfect, despite the results.
"We created enough chances to win a number of games there, really. We have got the job done and got through the group really efficiently, not conceding and goal and we have won four out of four," he told the Evening Times.
"While it has not been absolutely ideal, in terms of we haven't scored as many goals as we would have liked to, we have still got everything we needed out of it."
The fact that the Light Blues are not getting carried away by the results they achieved during the group stages is certainly a positive thing.
Though they beat Scottish Premiership rivals Motherwell, the Gers would have expected to comfortably beat the other three sides in the group with very few problems anyway.
Had they simply reflected on how the table looked, they may have gone into the league season with a much more complacent attitude, which may have proved costly to their chances of challenging near the top of the division.
However, Barton's acceptance that they were not polished enough to be entirely happy with their performances may help them go into the league campaign with the right mindset.