Rangers have no problem with big away games - Mark Warburton

Mark Warburton watched his side lose 4-1 to Hearts on Wednesday evening. Picture: SNS
Mark Warburton watched his side lose 4-1 to Hearts on Wednesday evening. Picture: SNS
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Rangers manager Mark Warburton claimed his side had no major problems playing away from home against their nearest rivals following their 4-1 defeat by Hearts.

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Wednesday’s loss was their second at Tynecastle this season and they were also beaten 5-1 at Celtic Park and 2-1 at Aberdeen, who sit two points behind them in third place in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Rangers also lost all four matches away from home against the two teams immediately below them in the Championship last season, Hibernian and Falkirk.

But Warburton said: “I don’t think there is a problem with big games. I don’t see it as a big problem.

“We went to Aberdeen and I felt dominated and (we) should have won the game.

“We have gone to all these various other venues, Inverness, Partick, Dundee, Motherwell, we have won games of football very convincingly.

“The Parkhead game was well documented. Hearts, we had two bad performances, it’s as simple as that.”

The Rangers manager dismissed a suggestion that there might be an issue with his team’s mentality.

“You mean are we worried about going to those grounds?” he said. “Not at all, absolutely not. I don’t understand that question one iota.”

Warburton, whose team host Ross County on Saturday, added: “Whether you play the top of the table or the bottom of the table, it’s three points. You don’t get five for beating someone and two for beating someone else.

“So the fact we are sitting second in the table tells you we are doing some things okay. We have to improve, of course we do, but the fact is the team is growing and we are learning.”

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