LEE WALLACE, the Rangers captain, insists there is no cause for alarm over the defensive capabilities of Mark Warburton’s side after the Championship leaders conceded six goals in their last two league outings.

Rangers threw away a comfortable lead at Falkirk as they suffered a rare Championship defeat and then edged out Queen of the South in a seven-goal encounter at Ibrox on Saturday. Prior to that, a run of four consecutive clean sheets saw Rangers extend their lead at the top of the table and beat Dundee in the Scottish Cup, and Wallace believes there is no need to push the panic button after two sloppy defensive showings.

“We’re definitely not concerned, we have looked back at the goals against Falkirk and now we have looked back at the goals from the weekend and they’re all highly preventable,” he said. “It is not as though teams do have to work too hard to score against us so in many ways they have a freak nature to them. It is about us being better as individuals, learning from these mistakes and learning as a group and getting better.

“We can’t forget the run we were on with picking up clean sheets and how hard we were to play against and how hard teams found it to create chances against us. What we need to do as a group is get back to that as quick as we can.”

Victory over Queens on Saturday moved Rangers to the brink of the second tier title and they could be crowned champions with a win at Raith this weekend. With two trips to Hampden on the horizon next month, there is plenty to look forward to for Warburton’s side and Wallace is determined Rangers will finish with a flourish this term.

“’Limp over the line’ is a phrase the manager and Davie have used a lot recently and I don’t think we will and I don’t think we are,” he told rangers.co.uk. “It’s nice that we’re standing up against it and nice that we’re looking at that – it does give us that extra motivation to make sure that doesn’t happen. As long as we maintain our performances and the level we play to then we will be fine and we’ll get over the line, not by limping but by being dominant and doing it in the Rangers way.

“We went over the game and it was about highlighting the positive in the game, there are things we know we can get better at or work on , whether that be as an individual or as a team. But it is no different to what we usually do and we just move on from it and learn from it.”