MARK WARBURTON called Rangers draw with St Johnstone two points dropped after admitting his side’s second-half display didn’t match their first.

The Gers boss felt his side cruised into half-time in control of the game with Barrie McKay grabbing a well-deserved opener on 23 minutes.

Despite St Johnstone pegging one back five minutes after the Light Blues went ahead due to a mistake at the back Warburton wishes his side could have replicated that 45 minutes in the second period.

He said: “We are disappointed in terms that we feel we are leaving here having dropped two points not gained a point.

“I thought first half we were very good, we started the game very well and we created lots of space with Barrie and Tav on both flanks creating acres of space.

“We moved the ball well in midfield, which I was really pleased about, we got the goal and then they equalised and it was a soft one to give away and we were a bit wobbly for five minutes after that.

“We finished the half very strong but didn’t get the rewards for it.

“Second-half wasn’t as good in terms of level of performance and we couldn’t shift the ball quickly enough.

“From our point of view we needed to test the keeper more because we only got about five or six shots away.”

It was a short back pass from Rob Kiernan which saw Rangers pegged back when Steven MacLean pounced to slot home.

But Warburton doesn’t believe his 25-year-old defender is to blame for the error.

He continued: “We are all human and people sit down and they can shout and scream but the fact is we ask the players to be brave and to get on the ball and the only way you get any better is by learning from your mistakes.

“That is life and was it intentional? Of course it wasn’t. the most important thing is to see the reaction after that and was he still brave? Yes he was. Did he get on the ball and pass it? Yes he did? Did he win his headers? Yes he did.

“As long as he is better for the mistake then long term we will be okay.”

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