Rangers manager Mark Warburton cannot understand criticism of his side's performance against Queen of the South at the weekend, arguing his team did play well.

The Gers fell behind in the first half at Ibrox, but then levelled matters early in the second half and then scored a winner to seal a 2-1 victory at the death.

In some quarters their performance was criticised, but Warburton is not on that page and believes looking at the statistics there is little to point at as being wrong apart from not being clinical.

"We looked at the stats, I think we had just shy of 70 per cent possession and 29 opportunities", he told a press conference.

"So we’ve played well, I was a bit surprised at people saying we didn’t play well, I thought we did play well but we didn’t take our chances", the Rangers boss continued.


"But to score in that way, to react after the penalty miss in that way, was tremendous. It was a great ball in, a great header and you get your three points."

And Warburton believes the nature of the victory shows that Rangers will keep hunting victory for the whole 90 minutes, rather than easing off and settling for a point.

"So it sends a message out that whether we score in the early stage of the game or latter stage of the game, we’re still going to go the whole way.

"It was a powerful message and a good victory."

Rangers are next in action this evening when they take on Livingston in a Scottish Challenge Cup tie.