Micky Mellon says there is work to be done after watching his Dundee United side take a heavy defeat off Rangers at Ibrox.

The Gers, despite picking up four injuries on matchday, handed Mellon’s men a lesson in Govan. Goals from Ryan Kent, James Tavernier, Kemar Roofe and Scott Arfield handed Rangers a convincing win.

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Tough day for Mellon and Dundee United against Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s a sore one for Mellon. His newly promoted team have shown promise in the opening stages of this season, but consecutive 4-0 defeats to Kilmarnock and now Rangers have handed them a swift reality check.

They go into next weekend’s match with St Mirren looking for a morale-boosting win after two harsh scorelines. Mellon knows there is room for improvement but he will take overall responsibility for the team.

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“I’m disappointed with the scoreline,” said Mellon (DUTV). “I want people to know that I’m responsible for the team.

“We knew that coming to Ibrox we were going to get the ultimate test on where we are as a team.

“It’s my job as the manager to look at that and go away from here knowing where we have to go and work on and where we can make improvements.

“I think we can improve on everything we do. There were moments where we did ok.

“And there were moments where they looked to pass the ball forward, where we can be better with our decision making or receiving skills.”

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