Danny Wilson: We will bounce back from Hibs setback

Rangers' Danny Wilson has called for his team-mates to bounce back from Hibs defeat. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey
Rangers' Danny Wilson has called for his team-mates to bounce back from Hibs defeat. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey
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Danny Wilson is looking for Rangers to get back on track against Hearts next weekend following Saturday’s defeat to Hibernian at Ibrox.

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Pedro Caixinha’s side approached the league game with confidence following wins over Motherwell and Dunfermline in the Ladbrokes Premiership and Betfred Cup respectively, and got off to a perfect start when Colombian Alfredo Morelos headed in a Daniel Candeias free-kick after two minutes.

However, Simon Murray levelled with a fine drive and then Ryan Jack was given a straight red card by referee John Beaton in the 36th minute following a melee in which the Rangers midfielder was involved with Hibs striker Anthony Stokes. It was a decision which Caixinha confirmed he will be appealing against.

Neil Lennon’s men took the lead soon after with a James Tavernier own goal and Lithuanian midfielder Vykintas Slivka, making his first start since signing from Juventus, drove in a third in the 65th minute before Tavernier reduced the deficit with a header.

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Wilson, who came on for the start of the second half as a substitute, told Rangers’ website the focus must turn to the visit of the Jambos next Saturday.

He said: “From the tail end of pre-season, we have been in good spirits and have been building good momentum, which has come to a stop.

“We need to pick it up again next week and get three points on the board.

“We know we could have done a lot better (against Hibs). With the way we started the game, we could have been a couple of goals up and the sending-off changed it, there’s no getting away from that.

“We have to be better when we go down to 10 men, to close the game up and give ourselves a better chance.

“When the game goes 3-1, it’s virtually over, so when the game goes to 2-1, we have to give ourselves the best opportunity.

“When we were 11 versus 11, I thought there was only one team that was going to win.

“Even when they equalised, I was still confident we would go on and get the job done, but the sending-off does change it and it’s a tough one to take.

“It’s still early in the season and we are still trying to grow as a team. We will come back from this.”

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