Mark Warburton discloses how Rangers star Joe Dodoo responded to lack of opportunities

General View of Ibrox Stadium

Dodoo has started on one occasion in the league for Glasgow Rangers this season, but did his chances no harm in his most recent appearance.

Mark Warburton has explained that Joe Dodoo recently banged on his door asking for more opportunities in the Rangers team, the Evening Times reports.

The summer signing has started just once in the Scottish Premiership this term, with his other eight appearances coming from the bench.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

And Warburton explained that the 21-year-old has voiced his displeasure about his lack of game-time since his switch to Ibrox, but insisted that he was pleased with the way that he went about voicing his frustrations.

"He banged on the door asking to play, which was great. I appreciated that," he said, as reported by the Evening Times.

"He said to me, 'I want to play.' I said, 'be patient.' It wasn't quite that short, but that was it.

"He said he felt he was working hard enough and deserved a chance. What I liked about it was he thought about it.

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the gameJoe Dodoo, during his time with Leicester

"If we beat Kilmarnock 3-0 when it could have been more don't knock on the door on Monday and say, 'I'm not playing'. He thought about it and came in at the right time."

Dodoo has certainly done enough to justify being involved more often during the last couple of games. He came off the bench to set up the winner in the narrow victory over Dundee at Ibrox, and, of course, made a massive impression in the win over Partick last weekend.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Once again, he began the game on the bench but was brought on on the hour mark. And after watching his side go a goal down, it was his composure that saw the Gers come away with the three points.

His first goal was a stunning volley, while his second was arguably just as classy as he calmly slid the ball under the goalkeeper in stoppage-time to secure the victory.

And while Warburton may have been impressed with the way that Dodoo approached him about receiving more opportunities, it seems likely that it was his performance against Partick that would have made a much greater impression.

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