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Giovanni van Bronckhorst urges the Rangers to be more ruthless in front of goal as he claims “control”


Giovanni van Bronckhorst wants his Rangers squad to end games earlier by being more ruthless at the top.

The blues took the lead with two goals against Livingston within 16 minutes through Scott Arfield and Joe Aribo, but the hosts got back into the game when Bruce Anderson scored in the half hour.

The Rangers were in full control of the second half but couldn’t seal the points until Fashion Sakala scored their third goal 12 minutes from time.

Van Bronckhorst made two out of two wins after replacing Steven Gerrard but he still wants more from his players.

Scott Arfield kicked off for the Rangers

He told Sky Sports: “We kept Livingston in the game too long and Sakala’s header was a relief as it was 3-1 and after that we kept the ball and didn’t give them a chance to play.

“We had more control in the second half and we didn’t miss any chances, but when you have that much control over the game you have to end it as early as possible.

“When you go to these games – away at Livingston – it can be very difficult because they are very physical and a lot of people play long balls.

Joe Aribo celebrates after the 2-0

Joe Aribo celebrates after the 2-0

“It was important to start well and defend the second ball really well and the only time we were exposed was when they scored.

“But overall it was a really good performance by the team. Of course we will always have sections in our game where we can improve, but we will.

“If you keep playing games like this it will give the players confidence and we have two more days to prepare for Hibs on Wednesday so we can take more steps in our game.”


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