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RANGERS BOSS LOOKS FOR KILLER TOUCH

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RANGERS boss Mark Warburton is hoping his players find a lethal finishing touch in the forthcoming fixtures – including champions Celtic on Hogmanay at Ibrox.

The Gers had a third successive Premiership win when they overcame Hamilton Accies 2-1 on Friday night.
It followed their victories over Aberdeen and Hearts in Govan following their dismal 2-0 defeat to the Tynecastle side in Edinburgh earlier in the month.
However, it was another uncomfortable end to the evening for Warburton’s side as Accies pushed for a late leveller in an effort to snatch a point at the newly-named Super Seal stadium after Martyn Waghorn had netted twice for the visitors.
The Ibrox boss warned: “It should have been a few more and I think the last 10 minutes were probably more nervy than they needed to be. We just spoke to the players about being more clinical.
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“We have got to look at what we are doing, as well. We look at stats a lot and our passes have been down, but our chances are up.

“We have an outlet certainly with Joe Garner and runners off, and we are looking at working on that system, as well.

“We have always got to look after and take care of the football, though. It’s getting the balance right, and we will work on it going forward and the last few weeks have shown we are making good progress.

“They have shown a real application and desire which we know they possess in abundance.

“There were two big home games and a tough away fixture. Hamilton is a tough place to go to – they are a really well-organised team, are defensively strong on a difficult surface, so all credit to the players.

“To have created that many chances – 24 shots on goal – yes, we should have been very comfortably ahead and it would have been nice to send out a real message and a real statement of intent.”

Rangers return to action when they face Inverness Caley Thistle this weekend before they take on St Johnstone in Perth and then get ready for their third meeting of the campaign against Brendan Rodgers’ outfit.
Celtic won 5-1 in the Premiership at Parkhead and a Moussa Dembele goal was enough to give them a 1-0 triumph in the Betfred League Cup semi-final.
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