Rangers midfielder Nicky Law out to prove his worth at Ibrox

Rangers' Dean Shields scores his side's third goal of the game
Rangers' Dean Shields scores his side's third goal of the game

Rangers got their Championship campaign off to a winning start at Ibrox on Friday evening with a 3-1 win over St. Mirren.

But while there was much about the victory that was impressive there was a belief afterwards that this was a result that could have been even more emphatic, a view shared by both manager Mark Warburton and midfielder Nicky Law.

Law acknowledged the analysis not just of Friday’s game but also the earlier League Cup defeat of Peterhead.

“We’re not being clinical enough – we’re creating a lot of chances but we’re making it a little difficult for ourselves.

“That has been the story of the season so far – we are scoring a lot of goals and we’re happy with that but we know we should be scoring more.

“It was a particularly fast start to the game and we were disappointed we hadn’t taken as many chances as we should have.

“I thought we were brilliant for the first 25 minutes and we thoroughly deserved our 2-0 lead.

“Unfortunately we then let them back into it when it looked like they were dead and buried. It would have been 2-2 had they scored with the penalty – but we don’t think they deserved that.

“However, it would have been our own fault – it was close when it really shouldn’t have been.”

Law – last season’s leading League scorer for the Light Blues with 13 goals, thus being awarded the Sam English Bowl – has yet to find the net in the new campaign as he acknowledged.

“I’m disappointed not to have scored so far but the chances just aren’t falling for me at the moment – the main thing however is that we’re winning games.

“I’m in no doubt that the chances will come for me and I’ll get myself amongst the goals again.”

There was praise from Law for team-mate Lee Wallace who has been outstanding in the opening games of the season, netting twice against St. Mirren.

“I think everybody knows what Waldo brings – he gives you an attacking option at left-back and he is one of our biggest threats from that position. His engine is fantastic – and I was delighted for him.”

There was praise from the midfielder for new Ibrox boss Warburton.

“I think everyone knows how difficult it has been for the past few years for the club.

“It’s night and day now with the new manager – he’s been fantastic and you can see that all the lads have taken to him with his new ideas and style of play.”

Amidst the trials and tribulations of the two years Law has been a Ranger since signing from Motherwell, there was interest in his signature from England

“Perhaps last January was the closest I came to leaving – but when the new manager came in I spoke to him straight away as did all the lads. He was extremely positive.”

Law is now in the last season of his current contract – but there is no doubt in his mind that he would like to stay as he revealed.

“I would like to extend my stay - but it is down to me to show the manager that I deserve to be here because he has brought a few players in, so you have to perform.”