MARK WARBURTON was delighted with the way that his Rangers side defeated a Greenock Morton side which he considers to be a threat at home and away.

The Light Blues defeated Morton 2-0 on Monday night with ten men thanks to goals from Kenny Miller and Barrie McKay.

Speaking to RangersTV this week, Warburton admitted that whilst his side weren’t at their best, they will be a better side because they had to grind out a victory under difficult circumstances.

He said: “We said to the team after the game that we are better now after the Morton game. Not just for the obvious three points, but because we had to do dig a little deeper and throw bodies in front of balls.

“It was a nice compliment from Jim afterwards when he said that people talk about Rangers’ attacking emphasis, but also that they work really hard too.

“I think that if we can always give that 100% work ethic then we will be in a good place.”

Warburton had expected a tough match against a Morton side who are currently in sixth position in the SPFL Championship.

He continued: “All credit to their players, they showed good quality and fantastic work rate. I have huge respect for Jim (Duffy) and the work that he does there.

“They are a really tough team to beat at home or away, especially at Cappielow, it’s a tough task.

“We had no doubts about the threat that they posed and we went there well prepared and knew we would be in for a big game.”

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Miller gave the Gers the lead in the 26th minute of the match on Monday and Warburton conceded that the Light Blues were not firing on all cylinders. He explained:”We weren’t at our best, which is fair to say.

“We spoke as a team at half time and we thought we were a little bit laboured and that we didn’t move the ball as quickly and make as good decisions in the final third as we have done.

“We knew that and we also had the lead and felt that we deserved that wanted to come out for the second half and be really strong.

“Again we weren’t at our best, but if you look at our chances in the second half, we should have been out of sight.”

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