MARK WARBURTON was frustrated to drop points but proud of the second half display that the Gers put in at the Paisley 2021 Stadium today.
Kenny Miller brought the Gers back on terms with a header from close range after former Ger Calum Gallagher had opened the scoring before Jason Holt put the Championship champions ahead with two minutes to go, only for former Rangers Academy player Lewis Morgan to equalise in time added on.
The Gers were behind by that Gallagher goal at the break and worked hard in the second half to turn around the game. Speaking after the match, Warburton said: “We never want to drop points. I thought that in the second half we dominated the football.
“It’s a difficult surface which you maybe can’t see from the cameras and it’s bobbly and the ball is hard to control, but in the second half we were good.
“We had forward runners, we had chances, we hit the woodwork, but we were really pleased. It dampens it a little bit when they get their ninetey second minute equaliser and we didn’t press enough to get out to it.”
The Gers finish the league campaign nine points ahead of Falkirk and Hibernian in second and third place respectively, with only goal difference separating the two sides. By their own high standards, the Gers have finished the season in disappointing form, losing two games and drawing twice.
However, since winning the league and dumping Celtic out of the Scottish Cup, focus has been on preparation for the showpiece end to the season at Hampden in the Scottish Cup final against Hibernian.
The manager continued: “It’s game two of our preparation now, the game from the other day and today. We are looking forward to our friendly game as well and we will be in good shape for the 21st of May.
“I thought that we had some good play, but we were a bit slack in our decision making. It was a difficult surface and it was windy, but all credit to the players for taking the ball and looking to play.
“The second half was really good and I’m delighted to get seventy-five minutes out of Gedion Zelalem and sixty minutes out of Martyn Waghorn.”