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Scottish Cup misery proves Rangers still have long way to go, admits David Weir

Published 26/05/2016

Rangers assistant manager David Weir
Rangers assistant manager David Weir

David Weir admits Rangers have been left in no doubt about the strides they still have to make ahead of next season's title joust with Celtic.

The Gers were looking to end the season on a high in Saturday's Scottish Cup final against Hibernian.

But Mark Warburton's men put on one of their sloppiest displays of the campaign as the Leith men ended their 114-year wait for the trophy by storming back for a dramatic 3-2 win.

A full post-mortem has yet to be carried out as the shameful crowd disturbances following the final whistle have dominated the aftermath of the clash.

However, assistant boss Weir insists lessons will be learned. He said: "There's disappointment with the result and probably with the performance as well, I don't think we played as well as we could have done.

"It's disappointing to get into a winning position and not hold on to that, so many aspects of the game we were disappointed with but you have to give Hibs credit.

"They played better than us and in my opinion deserved to win.

"We're always learning, though. We're always trying to get better, we're always looking for areas where we can improve. Maybe the game highlighted the areas we need to improve on.

"We'll strive to do that, we'll continue to look to get better and I think it's quite clear in regards to where we need to improve, so that can be a positive thing for us moving forward."

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