McCallum: Concentration Was Key

DAVID McCallum insists that ‘concentration’ was the key message for the Young Gers this afternoon as they defeated Edinburgh University 8-2 in the Lowland League.

The B team boss was happy with the team’s performance but believes there are still areas that they can improve upon.

Speaking exclusively to RangersTV after the squad’s winning performance, he said: “I think the message before the game was to make sure that we put a lot of focus and concentration in the game as we thought we’d have lots of possession.

“I’m not sure that we got the balance completely right, as much as we created a lot of opportunities there were still moments where we felt that we could do better. We’ll look back on those moments to try and improve those areas.

“I thought the momentum did drop slightly after we reached three goals, thereafter we picked our levels up again. We lost two goals in the second half which the players are frustrated by that, but from our view we put in a good performance. Now it’s just ensuring that we keep pushing that momentum onto the last two games at the end of this year.

McCallum continued by outlining their challenge to the squad to playing in a different way as Charlie McCann netted a hattrick this afternoon.

He added: “For Charlie [McCann] to come in from midfield to get into those situations and be clinical as he was, is something that we’ve challenged him on as an individual. He was ruthless in those moments which is good for him and the team.

“Our focus is to make sure that our performance is right, I think it’s good for players to be a bit more open to playing in a different way.”

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