Rangers boss Mark Warburton believes that new signing Joe Garner will learn to adapt to the team and vice versa, as he looks to fit in.

Garner was Rangers' only scorer of the day as his side were humbled 5-1 by their bitter rivals Celtic in the first Old Firm derby of the season on Saturday.

The 53-year-old manager on his part pointed out the basic mistakes he witnessed in his side's play on the day, though he believes that there is nothing that cannot be rectified.

While commenting on Garner, who opened his goalscoring account in his second league match, the manager said that the basic issue was his understanding with the other players.

However, with proper training and more work on the pitch, Warburton believes that the 28-year-old striker will improve.  


The manager told his club's official website: “Again he will learn how we play. We saw a couple of times where he came short and they put the ball in behind. He went long and they played in short.

"That happens, that’s getting to know your colleagues and your team-mates and that comes with training and working on it on the pitch."

Warburton also took time to apologise to the fans for the heavy loss and stressed his wish to never see such a thing happen again.

“There were some positives, but I’m not going to turn around in front of our fans and say we were positive.

“We’ve come to our close rivals and we’ve been beaten heavily. We looked at the game and it shouldn’t happen.”