Rangers manager Mark Warburton feels his side need to guard against overreacting to their defeat at Celtic on Saturday.

The Glasgow giants were confident ahead of going into Saturday’s Old Firm derby despite Celtic’s dominance of Scottish football in recent years, but Rangers were firmly brought down to the ground.

Brendan Rodgers’ side produced a master class performance as they swatted aside the newly promoted Rangers 5-1 at Parkhead, and maintained their stranglehold at the top of the Premiership.

Rangers are keen to bounce back from the chastening experience as soon as possible, and Warburton admits that he is looking for a reaction from his squad on the training pitch.

However, he also feels that they could risk the danger of overreacting and while he accepts responsibility for the defeat, he also believes they need to closely analyse what went wrong on the day.  


Warburton told Rangers TV: “You have to react to Saturday, but the danger is you can overreact to Saturday, there is a fine balance.

“I think we were aware that we were split as a unit, we didn’t press on the front foot as we normally do, didn’t show that high pressing desire game.

“But again there could be mixed messages, and most of it is my fault not anyone else’s fault.”

With Ross County visiting Ibrox on Saturday, Rangers have the ideal opportunity to put the Celtic defeat behind them and look to get their season back on track in front of their home fans.