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O'Dea speaks about incidents with Rangers man

Rangers' Harry Forrester reacts

Mark Warburton's Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers beat Dundee 2-1 on Saturday.

Rangers' Harry Forrester reacts

Darren O'Dea has admitted that Rangers man Harry Forrester was fortunate not to be red carded in Saturday's 2-1 win at Dundee, but harbours no ill will toward him.

The already-booked Forrester was substituted by Rangers boss Mark Warburton on 69 minutes after testing referee Craig Thomson's leniency with a crunching challenge on Michael Duffy which saw him escape a second yellow card.

Rangers' Harry Forrester (L) scores their first goalRangers' Harry Forrester (L) scores their first goal

The Rangers winger, who opened the scoring for the Gers, had earlier been given the benefit of the doubt after a tackle on Cammy Kerr and O'Dea - who fouled him in an off-the-ball incident - admits he highlighted his repeat offences to Thomson.

“He probably gets kicked more than he kicks out so fair play to him, he handled himself well," he said via The Daily Record.

“He caught me a peach but that’s the way it goes. I said to the ref he had a few incidents but he is a good player and was just handling himself.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

“He was a bit lucky but it makes no difference now. The game is finished."

It was a feisty encounter but it is good preparation for Rangers.

Technically, they are a much better side than most in the Scottish Premiership and they will be met by physical outfits who try to stifle their creativity, but surviving the Dundee test stands them in good stead ahead of future outings.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

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