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Gedion Zelalem admits Rangers dropped their standards in training last week

The Gers made it six wins out of six against Livingston this weekend.

On-loan Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem has admitted that standards in training dropped last week and feels that contributed to Saturday’s less-than stellar performance.

Rangers triumphed 3-0 against Livingston but failed to reproduce the type of scintillating attacking play that has come to define their season thus far and Zelalem insists the squad are determined to improve.

“The training standard had dropped a little bit in the last week and that was probably part of it because you have to train the way that you play,” he told the club’s official site.

“Most of us would admit we had dropped our standard in training and you could see that on Saturday but today training has been really good and our standards are up high again.

“I think maybe we had become a bit complacent, we had just won 5-0 against Raith and I had just come back from the international break but that won’t happen again and we are focussed,” he added.

The fact that a 3-0 victory is seen as cause for an inquest is testament to the way in which the Gers have started the campaign, and it’s Mark Warburton’s refusal to allow a drop in standards that will ensure the good results continue.

Rangers latest win maintains their 100% start and makes it ten competitive victories in a row in Warburton’s debut season.

Zelalem meanwhile, has made a solid, if unspectacular, start to life at Ibrox and will be hoping to steadily increase the influence he has on games going forward.

The 19-year old is an immense talent on the ball but his work off it can be improved and adding goals to his game will be the next step.

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