UNDER PRESSURE Rangers boss Mark Warburton insists his players were fired up to beat Aberdeen yesterday following the stinging criticism that had come their way since the 2-0 flop against Hearts in midweek.
He said: “The players were more than irked by comments made about them.
“It was the comments questioning their battling qualities and desire. Irked is a polite way of putting it.
“But they responded really well. They answered a lot of questions. A lot of nonsense has been written about them.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t irked, too. Everyone would be.”
Warburton added: “We battled against a good team and merited the win.
“That’s 31 unbeaten at Ibrox, the best record since 2001.”
Clint Hill saw red late on for two fouls on James Maddison, but the Govan gaffer said: “For the second one, Clint didn’t touch him – no contact was made. So he’s frustrated.”