JAMES TAVERNIER reckons Rangers turned in their best performance of the season against Ross County this afternoon – but that did nothing to lighten his and his gutted teammates’ mood after spilling two points.

The Light Blues hammered at the Ross County rear-guard for much of the afternoon without managing to find a way through, with Tavernier himself owning up to missing some good opportunities.

He explained after the game to RangersTV.tv: “The boys are very disappointed. We’re at home, but we dropped two points today – we wanted to come away with the three points today, but the positives are that we played really well, kept the ball really well and created a lot of chances, but we didn’t manage to put the ball in the back of the net.

“Sometimes you need a bit of luck, but we need to try and take the positives and move on to Tuesday.

“A positive from today was that was the best we’ve played this season. We were on the front foot, and they sat in and defended most of the game, and it just didn’t go our way today. I missed some very good chances myself today, while Clint [Hill] had a header cleared off the line and Michael [O’Halloran]headed onto the crossbar.

“It was just one of those days where it didn’t go right for us.”

Another positive from today’s match was keeping a clean sheet in defence for the first time this season in the league, and Tavernier hopes that can be the beginning of a better run of defensive performances.

He added: “That starts from the boys at the top of the pitch putting pressure on the opposition, and that’s what we were like last season. We defended from the front, and that gives the boys at the back an easier job, and when the ball does come towards us we can pick it up and get it back to them.

“Hopefully, the clean sheet is a great platform to build on and it gives the boys ahead of us a great chance to win the game, although it’s disappointing we didn’t get the win today.”

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