MARK Warburton is calling on Rangers’ fans to keep up their backing of his side this season after thoroughly enjoying his first taste of Ibrox.
In spite of seeing his men go down 1-0 to Burnley last night, the former Brentford boss was generally satisfied with his side’s performance, and he hopes the players and the fans can now build a good relationship with each other.
He told us: “It was tremendous, although I’m disappointed we couldn’t give the supporters a victory. You never want to lose a game of football, but I hope they enjoyed that first half-hour and we gave them a glimpse of what we hope we can do this season.
“The crowd are going to be a huge part of what we do, and hopefully my programme notes and those sort of outlets can be used to let the crowd know both how much they can help us and how much we appreciate them.
“But we have to earn that support, and we do that by playing the game with a good tempo and show good quality. The message to the players is to send the fans home happy.
“If we do that every week, we will be in a good situation, so that will always be our message.
“I hope they can see what we are trying to do and they can see the quality and commitment shown by the players.
“It can’t be a short-term thing. We have 10 months ahead of us. It’s a long-season, but we have to focus on each and every game and be the best we can be each and every game.”
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