JOE Garner says defeat to Aberdeen has left a bitter taste for the Gers after seeing James Tavernier wrongly penalised for a foul that led to the Dons winner.

The striker said the team watched the incident, which came in the 90th minute, in the dressing room after the game and the nature of it made the result even harder to take.

James Maddison’s stunning free-kick snatched all three points for the home side and Garner was left frustrated on his fourth appearance for the Light Blues.

The 28-year-old said:

“We’re obviously very disappointed, I think the first-half we played very well and over the last couple of games we have played well but we need to start picking up points now.

“You could say that we dominated or that we were the better side but that happens in football. We just have to try and take our chances and be positive.

“It’s the referee’s decision isn’t it and it’s just one of those things, it has never been a foul but the referee gave it and stuck it in the top corner.

“We have seen the free-kick back in the dressing room and we’ve seen it was not a free-kick.

“That makes it more difficult to take because Tav has got the ball, the ball has gone off the pitch and then the ref has given the foul.

“We’ll watch the game back and see then who the better side was but right now I’m just frustrated.”

Garner has netted once since joining Rangers in August and was annoyed not to net again at Pittodrie.

The former Preston poacher said: “I had a couple of chances; the keeper turned it around the post and I had a header that took a deflection and went for a corner.

“On another day I could have had a couple so I am very frustrated but we’ll go again.”

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