CAPTAIN Lee Wallace admitted the Rangers players were angry after their defeat to Hibernian because they didn’t know how they’d lost the game.

The left-back vowed to come back stronger from the loss at Easter Road – a match which saw the visitors denied twice by the woodwork.

It was the first time the Light Blues had even dropped points this season, after an immaculate start to their Championship campaign, and Wallace called on the squad to respond.

Wallace said:

“I think it is more of an angry dressing room than disappointed, down to the fact that we don’t know how we’ve lost the game.”

“Obviously the details of the game like we didn’t defend the throw in and ultimately the set piece better but for large parts of the second-half we were fairly dominant.

“It is a dressing room that now needs to take this new experience on, learn from it and come back better and stronger.

“All great teams lose games and it is just the manner of how we deal with that.”

“I think there will be no problems in that dressing room about getting back to work tomorrow, preparing for the next game and just reacting to it.

“Using the only other loss, which was in the cup, as an example we reacted great and it was 4-0 at Morton the next week.

“We are looking for a similar reaction; we’ll no doubt analyse the game and look at instances where we should be doing better.”

Wallace saw the crossbar deny him a goal 11 minutes after half-time and that followed Gers equaliser which also came from a strike from the 28-year-old.

Rangers were in the ascendency as the second period ticked on and the defender says the team believed they would be the only winners of the game.

Mark Warburton’s side have Alloa up next at Ibrox as the Gers captain promises to return to the usual habit of winning within days and make supporters smile.

The skipper said: “At 1-1 I had a chance that should go in and that would probably change it and it’s these wee margins we speak about but we’ll have to learn from this new experience.

“I can’t quite remember exactly what happened, it was just onto the bar after Waggy’s initial effort but there was still time to go and score a few more goals.

“Probably at 1-1 everyone thought and our belief was that we would go on to win the game but we didn’t do that, it’s our first league defeat and it’s just about dealing with it.

“We have proven in past weeks that we will never stop, we will keep going to the end and never deviate from the principles and the style that we have developed under the new management.”

“We are staying positive, we know our quality and exactly where we are going this year and how we’re going to do it and it will be through hard work.

“We have started the season very positively, we’ve had a minor setback today but it’s about staying positive and curbing that anger.

“We must train harder than ever, prepare better than ever and aim to send the fans home happy next week because I thought the support was tremendous today.

“I feel for them today but I think they are smart enough to see where we are going. It’s a setback but I think everyone believes that we are going to go on and do great things this year.”

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