DAVID WEIR was thrilled to see Rangers return to winning ways against Partick Thistle at Ibrox yesterday afternoon.

In recent weeks the Light Blues have put in a great deal of effort into games without getting the points they deserved, but that changed against a Thistle team who also showed a lot of quality throughout a hard-fought 90 minutes.

After a four-game winless streak it was pleasing to see first-half goals from Niko Kranjcar and Andy Halliday secure a vital win for Mark Warburton’s men, and the club’s assistant manager spoke to RangersTV after the final whistle.

He said: “Absolutely, that’s the main objective, it always is, to win football games and recently we’ve had the performances without getting the results.

“Maybe today it was a little bit more of less a performance but more of a result, so pleasing to win, it has been a few weeks, and it’s nice to get back on the winning trail.

“There are definitely aspects we can improve on but, ultimately, it’s three points”

Rangers had to battle through a tough opening half hour before taking the lead through Niko Kranjcar and Weir was not surprised to see the the Jags show glimpses of their fighting spirit during this early spell in the match.

The league gets a lot of criticism and people talk about the standard and the level, but anybody who has played up here realises how difficult it is and how difficult teams make it for you.

“Partick Thistle were exactly the same, they made it difficult for us, worked hard, were well organised and played on the counter attack.

“We had to manage that as well as try to score the goal at the other end.”

The 2-0 victory sent fans home happy from Ibrox yesterday and Weir was delighted this confidence-boosting result came before an international break.

He added: “It’s always important to go into that break, that couple of weeks, with the result, and there are things we can work on within that period of time which will be important for us.

“We’ve got to be better, I think we all know that, but it’s nice to go in and enjoy the result.”

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