Mark Warburton has admitted Rangers’ defence remains a key area of concern, despite his side’s rampant 4-0 victory versus Alloa at Ibrox this weekend.
Speaking after the match, he alluded to the swift counters from the Wasps which nearly yielded a positive outcome for the visitors, one such move being halted by a charging Lee Wallace.
The manager said:
“We gave them two very good chances. Good tackle by Lee to stop the second one so be wary, be tighter in that area (defence).”
The issue facing Warburton is that after initially feeling on-loan Tottenham Hotspur defender Dominic Ball was the answer to the problem, his colossal error in the first half demonstrated that he too, at the tender age of 20, still has a great deal to learn about reading the game, and he is more vulnerable than his impressive previous displays suggested.
The White Hart Lane stopper had replaced the very shaky Danny Wilson who has failed to impress for some considerable time, and probably is still the best option of the two for the time being, but there is no denying the manager will be looking to strengthen that area come January.