Rangers defeat frustrates Tommy Wright as Kilmarnock boss questions handball

Tommy Wright was left disappointed that a handball wasn’t spotted on Saturday as Rangers beat Kilmarnock 1-0.

A superb Ryan Jack strike handed Rangers all three points at Ibrox but the new Killie manager wasn’t happy that a potential foul wasn’t spotted after a Gers free kick.


Rangers scored through Jack’s screamer. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He said: “It’s another disappointing result for us, obviously. Coming here with the form Rangers are in, people may have expected a heavier defeat. But considering the run we are on, there’s a lot of effort and commitment.

“But we have contributed to our own downfall again, even though there is a handball in there that the referee should spot. We should clear the free kick a lot better and we get beat with a great finish.

“We didn’t do enough in the final third. We were a bit loose with our final ball when we got into good areas. It’s two defeats, it’s not the start that I wanted, and it’s not the start the players wanted either.”

Disappointing start. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Wright’s first week in charge ended with two 1-0 defeats to Motherwell and Rangers but the Northern Irishman insists that he has still enjoyed being back in the dugout after leaving St Johnstone last year. Killie are 10th after seven straight defeats in the Scottish Premiership.

He said: “We have to pick the bones off it, there are some positives, but we have to do better. Even with the defeats, I have enjoyed my first week in charge. The club have made me feel very welcome. Everybody is trying to make my job easier. We have had a good response from the players but it has to get better for us to pick up results.”

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