David Weir admits Rangers have been left in no doubt about the strides they still have to make ahead of next season’s title joust with Celtic.
The Gers were looking to end the season on a high in Saturday’s Scottish Cup final showdown with Hibernian.
But Mark Warburton’s men put on one of their sloppiest displays of the campaign as the Leith men ended their 114-year wait for the trophy by storming back for a dramatic 3-2 win.
A full post-mortem of that abject display has yet to be carried out as the shameful crowd disturbances following the final whistle have dominated the aftermath of the Hampden Park clash.
However, assistant boss Weir insists lessons will be learned.
He told the club’s official website: “I think overall there’s obvious disappointment with the result and probably with the performance as well, I don’t think we played as well as we could have done.
“It’s disappointing to get in to a winning position as well and not hold on to that, so many aspects of the game we were disappointed with but within that as well you have to give Hibs credit for winning the cup.
“With all that has been going on this weekend sometimes that has got lost a little bit, so credit to them, they played better than us on the day and in my opinion deserved to win.
“We’re always learning, though. We’re always trying to get better, we’re always looking for areas where we can improve.
“Maybe the game on Saturday highlighted the areas we need to improve on.
“We’ll strive to do that, we’ll continue to look to get better and I think it’s quite clear in regards to where we need to improve, so that can be a positive thing for us moving forward.
“Maybe if we had won it would have disguised a few things that we need to improve on and maybe in the long term that will be a good thing for us.”