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Rangers power on with Daly treble

By Lisa Gray

East Fife 0 Rangers 4: Jon Daly admits Rangers must get out of the traps quicker in future if they are to continue their impressive start to the Scottish League One campaign.

The Light Blues claimed a 4-0 win against East Fife at New Bayview to maintain their 100 per cent league record so far.

But they we forced to wait until the second half, when an own goal from Gary Thom set the ball rolling before Daly bagged a hat-trick.

The previous week saw Rangers fall two goals behind in the opening eight minutes before fighting back to secure a 4-3 win at Brechin City.

Reflecting on the victory in Methil, Daly said: "The manager just told us he wanted more at half time.

"We knew ourselves our first-half performance wasn't up to the standards we had set ourselves.

"So it's up to us to make sure we come out and start games better than we have being doing. "But we didn't concede in the first half when we weren't at our best."

Daly netted his second hat-trick of the season in a blistering 15-minute spell to ensure what was a comfortable win in the end.

The Irishman's impressive goal haul so far means he has already revised his target for the season.

Daly said: "My best tally is 22 for Dundee United a couple of years ago.

"I always set little targets to reach. The first one was 10 and I think I've got 11 now, so next it will be 15 and then we will just go from there.

"We have a massive game now on Tuesday in the semi-final of the Ramsdens Cup."

East Fife boss Willie Aitchison said: "I doubt very much any team in the league will stop Rangers before they win the title.

"You're talking about a team that will have a win rate this season of 85-90 per cent. They have 45 times our budget. That's what you're up against."

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