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Mark Warburton stays cool after Rangers take a hit

By Ronnie Esplin

Rangers manager Mark Warburton insists no "major surgery" is needed at Rangers following the loss of their 100 per cent record against St Johnstone.

There was added interest in the Scottish League Cup third-round tie at Ibrox on Tuesday night after the Light Blues had won their first 11 games under the Englishman since he took over in the summer to help them sit atop the Ladbrokes Championship.

The home side found themselves 3-0 down early in the second half and although right-back James Tavernier pulled a goal back the visitors saw out the rest of the game to clinch a quarter-final place.

Ahead of the trip to Morton tomorrow, the former Brentford boss claimed to be "amazed" at some of the comments made in the wake of the defeat as he stood by his squad and expansive playing style. Warburton said: "On Tuesday we made two or three mistakes and got punished, simple as that. I keep reading it could have been five or six at half-time. I am watching a different game to that.

"They should have scored a third before half-time, absolutely, but they had six shots and I believe we had 64 per cent possession.

"What do we do, do we change the whole way we play because of one result?

"I am amazed at some of the comments I read about changing it after we won 11 out of 11."

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