MARK Warburton believes his side were more than deserved winners after they staged a last gasp win over Motherwell on Saturday.
The Steelmen’s manager Mark McGhee branded himself “speechless” after Kenny Miller netted twice inside the closing six minutes of the game.
The two sides will face each other again just a week after the Gers Scottish Cup victory and Warburton is calling on his side to be more decisive against a Well side that made themselves hard to beat.
Warburton told RangersTV:
“I saw Mark McGhee’s comments after the game but from our point of view we were more than deserved winners – there is no doubt about that.
“But from a Rangers’ perspective we have to be more decisive, we have to test their keeper earlier and more frequently.
“It is two late goals, you are 1-0 up with 10 minutes to go and you have to hope very much that the worst you do is hang on for a replay.
“Those two late goals obviously hurt them but we were pushing very hard and you saw even after the second goal that we could have added more. Barrie was wreaking havoc down the left-hand side.
“It is an important win, a lot is made of the cup game after what happened last year but that is long gone and it is one game at a time for us now but it was a good start.”
Rangers travel to Fir Park for an early kick-off this Saturday and Warburton is hopeful his side can start being more clinical in front of goal – his side has six shots on target in their cup tie.
He continued: “We lacked penetration but had lots of ball possession but we need that quality in the final third.
“For the first hour we weren’t decisive enough, we know that. We passed the ball well without really hurting them in anyway and they got the goal.
“We knew they would always get a chance and it was a very good header but it kicked us into life and as they tired we worked them well.
“We passed around them and they got tired, late goals aren’t a coincidence so we were bright and I am pleased with the substitutions in terms of the energy they added.
“I think we’ll face the same again this weekend, as you saw they are very solid, deep and compact. They put men behind the ball and defend the goal in a very well organised manner.”