Mark Warburton thinks Rangers were not complacent, following their 3-2 loss to Falkirk in a Scottish Championship game last night.

The Gers, who headed into the game on the back of a 15-match unbeaten streak, looked set to continue their run when goals from Kenny Miller and Barrie McKay put the visitors 2-0 up inside the opening 10 minutes at the Falkirk Community Stadium.

But the Bairns had the last laugh as late strikes, courtesy of Blair Alston, Myles Hippolyte and Bob McHugh, enabled Falkirk to defeat Rangers for the second time this season.

And Warburton thinks Rangers’ smooth first half performance prompted his side to take extra touches on the ball after the break, something which helped Falkirk to get back into the game and snatch a win at the end.

“Everyone is talking about complacency, but it wasn’t complacency”, he told Rangers TV after the game.


“It was too easy in the first half, we were playing so well. Some of the football was very good and I think that encouraged the extra touches and what we don’t do is take that unnecessary touch.

“If we would have played two-touch in the second half, it would have been fine. The players know, they’re a top quality group.

“We were worried about drawing the game, we couldn’t believe it when it became 2-2, so to lose it you can imagine the frustration, but if we can learn as a group it will be better for us.”

Rangers, whose lead at the top of the Scottish Championship table was reduced to 11 points after the loss, will next face Queen of the South in a home league fixture next Saturday.