MARK Warburton believes his team showed a “gritty” side to their game as they defeated Inverness to move third in the Premiership table.
A 100th Rangers goal from Kenny Miller won the clash for the Light Blues but their manager believes his whole side displayed bravery and determination to come away from the Highlands with three points.
But the Gers boss admitted his team need to be more clinical in front of goal to avoid any more tense endings to games.
Warburton told Rangers TV: “
We talk about players being brave, brave to get on the ball, brave to move that one or two yards to receive it but also the bravery shown by the boys, heading, blocking and tackling etc. was outstanding tonight.
“There was a real gritty side to the game and we have that in the squad.
“People talk about physicality and there is no lack of desire within that team and they are strong, quick athletes who have put in a very pleasing performance tonight.
“It was frustrating that it was a nervy ending because we deserved to be out of sight by then and in a respectful way we had chance after chance and we have to put them away, we have to recognise that quality in the final third needs to be better.”
Miller’s goal came on 22 minutes against an Inverness side who were unbeaten in their last five league games.
Richie Foran had picked up September’s Manager of the Month award last week, such was the form of his side.
“I am delighted, it is a tough place to come and they are a very good team, their results of late have shown that.
“We were very aware of the threat they were going to pose us tonight and I thought first-half we were very good, we got to the ball and got started well.
“We didn’t lose patience and were very good and took the lead through a great goal from Kenny but we were disappointed to only come in 1-0 at half-time and didn’t have more goals.
“Second-half again we created lots of chances but the frustrations are in terms of we were lose at times and we can be better, we will learn from that.
“Tonight the key focus was to come here, a tough venue, and get three points – that was really important.”