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Misfiring Rangers will come good on away days, insists Warbs

By Gavin McCafferty

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.

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? Not at all, absolutely not. I don't understand that question one iota," he said.

• Neil Lennon has been named the Ladbrokes Championship Manager of the Month for January.

Hibernian enjoyed a three-match unbeaten run in January, including a 3-0 victory over Dundee Utd to further extend their lead at the top of the league.

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