DANNY Wilson believes defeat to Burnley came at the right time of the season for the Rangers squad.

The centre-back thinks it’s important the team’s hiccup came at this stage in their preparations for the new Premiership campaign so they can make amends.

Wilson echoed his manager in the high demands the Gers players place on themselves, saying they must improve in all areas.

The 24-year-old said:

“The best time for it to happen was now rather than getting six or 12 games into the season and then having to look at it, we can address the problems and move on from it.

“We knew we were going to get a real test and that is what we got, we talked about it in the changing room and know we have a lot of work to do.

“There are some positives we can take but we are disappointed with the way it has gone.

“We have played four games in the League Cup and we always knew today was going to be the hardest test and it just shows we still have a long way to go.

“We like to keep everything in house but we just know we need to be better in every area of the pitch and that must be our main focus.

“We won’t get too downbeat because we are back here next weekend for the opening league fixture, in front of a sell out crowd and we need to make ourselves ready for that.

“But we also need to learn from that and make sure nothing like that happens throughout the season.”

Wilson ended the friendly against the English Premier League outfit with the captain’s armband on.

Lee Wallace was relieved of his duties just after the hour mark when Mark Warburton made a raft of changes and immediately looked to his fellow defender.

Wilson smiled: “Waldo is the captain and in Charleston I had the chance to wear it for a short time.

“It was a massive honour and I was really happy when he handed it to me again today so I am delighted with that.”

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