Rangers manager Mark Warburton has admitted that his side should have defended the set piece which led to Hibernian's winning goal yesterday.

The top of the table Scottish Championship clash at Easter Road was locked at 1-1 until the 73rd minute, when Paul Hanlon found space in the penalty area to power a header into the back of the net from a corner.

Alan Stubbs' side held out for the remainder of the game to claim all three points and cut Rangers' lead at the top of the Championship to just five points.

Warburton believes his side should have defended the corner which resulted in Hanlon's goal, however he believes his side did quickly address their defensive failings after conceding.

"We’ve got to defend the set-piece. They had two chances – the set-piece and the long ball", he said on Rangers TV.


"We lost our shape in the middle of the park – but we corrected it and Rob [Kiernan] and Dom [Ball] stood up and dealt with it, Danny [Wilson] likewise."

Rangers will try to bounce back to winning ways next weekend when they welcome Alloa to Ibrox.

The Gers had headed to Easter Road having played eleven and won eleven league games this term, but yesterday suffered their first defeat.