MARK WARBURTON has insisted there is no problem with “big games” after Rangers fell to defeat at Tynecastle last night.
The manager was asked about the record of his side away to teams who are around them in the league at this afternoon’s media conference, and he responded: “I don’t think there is a problem with big games. We went to Aberdeen, dominated and I felt we should have won the game. We have gone to all these other venues – Inverness, Partick, Dundee, Motherwell and won games of football.
“The Parkhead game is well documented, and at Hearts, we had two bad performances, it’s as simple as that.
“We then played the same teams at Ibrox and were very convincing in what we did. So, that’s football, and what we have to do is learn. Everyone is human, we make mistakes, and have bad days at the office for want of a better term, but we have to learn from it, and that’s what we’re doing just now.
“We’re looking at the game from last night and we can’t sweep it under the carpet. It’s too easy to say ‘we play Ross County on Saturday’ and it’s a chance to redeem ourselves.
“Of course it is and that’s the beauty of football. But the fact of the matter is, you don’t sweep it under the carpet. You look at it, ask some blunt questions and hope you get better for it. Plain and simple.
“Whether you play the teams at the top of the table or the bottom of the table, it’s three points. You don’t get five for beating one team and two for beating someone else, it’s always three points. The fact we are sitting second in the table tells you we are doing some things OK. We have to improve, of course we do, but the fact is the team is growing and we are learning.
“It’s about beating who you are playing.”