Mark Warburton: I am happy with the result


New Rangers manager Mark Warburton was pleased with his side’s 6-2 win over Hibernian in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup.

However, the former Brentford manager was less than happy about the first half performance, but praised his players for the way they got back into the game.

Warburton said: “The result is pleasing and it’s good for the fans, but we have to recognise also that games change on fine margins and the first half wasn’t good enough.

“They’re an honest group and they recognise that first half was way below the required standard. We were maybe a bit nervous, a bit hesitant, but we have to be brave and get on the ball.

“There’s some really talented players in the squad, and there was some good players on the bench which is nice. The depth of the squad will be important. It’s a long season, and I thought the subs when they came on made a real difference.

“We recognise the quality of Hibs and what they will pose to us. We’re getting a squad together, gelling together, and our targets are very clear.

“They’ve worked hard. Tactically they’ve picked up quickly, they’ve been very aware, they’ve asked good questions. A sign of a good group is how much they talk, and this group, young and old, talk.”


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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