Rangers defender James Tavernier admits that a number of the Alloa Athletic players were unhappy with debutant Nathan Oduwa's tricks in yesterday's Scottish Championship match.

Mark Warburton's Gers ran riot at Alloa and made a mockery of concerns about the artificial pitch by running out 5-1 winners in a match which, in truth, could have seen Rangers score even more goals.

Oduwa was snapped up from Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan on Friday and was brought off the bench to make his debut against Alloa on the hour mark.

The young forward showcased his range of skills and tricks, while he even flicked the ball over an Alloa player's head.


And Tavernier admits that Rangers' opponents were not happy, though he has no issue with tricks as long as they come off.


He told Rangers TV: "As soon as Nathan came on he was doing his tricks and his step overs and he was pulling them off as well.

"As long as you pull them off in the right areas you can do whatever you want and the late one when he flicked it over the guy’s head, some of their boys weren’t happy with it.

"But if it’s something you can pull off and it benefits the team and creates a chance then by all means he can do it", the defender added.

Rangers are next in action away at Ayr in the Petrofac Training Cup on Wednesday.