MARK WARBURTON insists there were “good individual moments” to focus on from today’s 4-3 victory over Queen of the South at Ibrox.
The manager praised Harry Forrester after he returned to the starting eleven and opened the scoring after 14 minutes with an accurate right foot strike which flew past Queens’ keeper Robbie Thomson.
From there the Light Blues bagged three more goals but so did James Fowler’s men, which meant Warburton had mixed feelings when he spoke to RangersTV after the final whistle.
On Forrester’s goal firstly, he said: “It was a good goal and I’m pleased for Harry. He’s done so well, a technically gifted player, and he wants to play football.
“He reminds me of a street player, playing in the playground, that’s what Harry is about.
“Great ability and good goal but as I said we just got sloppy. There were gaps and we didn’t get to the ball – it wasn’t Rangers.
There were some good individual moments, and the 15 minutes after half time were very good, but around it you can learn a lot when you are not at your best.”
Despite Rangers taking a step closer to the title and needing just two more wins to get over the finish line, Warburton was frustrated after watching his side concede three goals for the second game in a row.
He said: “Most disappointing for us as a team is we had a run of games, seven clean sheets in nine, when we were very hard to score against.
“As a group in there, not a defender or a defensive unit, as a team we’ve let six in two which is not us, that doesn’t happen.
“So we look at it and analyse it and we’ve got to be tighter. But we had a really good run and we take pride in scoring goals and we take pride in defending our goal.
“In the last two games we haven’t been at our normal standards, but it’s the right step today and away from here things happen.
It’s that stage of the season where pressure tells on certain teams so what we have to do is train well, prepare well, deliver the performance and hopefully get the two wins.
“We’ll work hard this week, we’ll train well this week and prepare for Raith.
“It’s a tough place to go to and they are a good team, a quality team, hard working and well-organised.
“So we know what we face, it’s a tough place to go and play football, but we’ve gone there earlier in the season and we’ll go there and we’ll be in good shape.”