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Rangers aren't becoming predictable, says Waghorn

Rangers 2-2 Morton

By Andy Newport

Martyn Waghorn has denied ropey Rangers have been sussed out after his side came dangerously close to Mark Warburton's first Ibrox defeat.

Gers were a goal up against Morton within 90 seconds on Saturday through Kenny Miller's header.

But despite an encouraging opening half hour, the Light Blues failed to add to their lead.

They started the game by passing the ball with purpose but the Ladbrokes Championship leaders overcomplicated things in the final third.

Time and again they had opportunities to try their luck from the edge of the box or to cross in from out wide but instead tried to walk the ball into the net.

It allowed Morton to soak up pressure before hitting out in front after a bizarre James Tavernier own goal was followed up by Stefan McCluskey's strike seven minutes from time.

But Waghorn - whose quick-fire leveller clinched a 2-2 draw to protect Warburton's unbeaten home record as Gers boss - rejected suggestions that the surprise element has disappeared.

He said: "I don't think teams are figuring us out but they are making it harder for us to break them down. It's up to us to do that though. We've got plenty of quality. We keep the ball, we're patient and tire the other team out with 20 or 30 minutes left.

"Morton gave their all and they deserved their point."

Saturday's draw keeps Morton in fourth and Gers will now face the remaining two promotion contenders over the next fortnight as they visit third-placed Falkirk on Saturday before hosting nearest challengers Hibernian on December 28.

Gers remain three points in front after nine-man Hibs produced their own comeback to level late on against the Bairns in Edinburgh. But Waghorn insists nothing will be decided over the next 15 days.

"It's not just a two-week season," he said. "We've got to go right through to May. What happens over the next couple of weeks won't be defining."

 

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