GLASGOW WARRIORS head coach Dave Rennie was not overly despondent after his side’s 29-19 loss to Edinburgh, but he admits there are things his players must improve on.

Glasgow went into the game at Murrayfield with the 1872 Cup in their sights having won the first leg at Scotstoun last week. And having taken the lead in the first half, it looked like Rennie’s side may regain the cup from their rivals with a game to spare.

But it was not to be, with Edinburgh fighting back and for all the frustration Rennie felt at the errors his side made throughout the 80 minutes, he was quick to praise their opponents.

“It was an arm-wrestle for a big chunk of it,” said Rennie.

“We got our nose in front a couple of times in the second half but to Edinburgh’s credit, they kept coming back and I thought they played really well. They were pretty clinical, a couple of their tries came from us on possession turnovers so we’ve got to give them credit.”

Throughout the game, Glasgow had significant periods of possession but for all of that, they did not always look to be threatening Edinburgh. And Rennie admits that he would have liked to have seen more pressure put on Edinburgh’s defence by his men, with errors while they had possession giving Richard Cockerill’s side glimpses, which they more often than not took advantage of.

“I thought we got a bit lateral. We’ve got to square up and ask questions of the defence a bit more often," he said.

“We had possession late in the game, we tried to steal the game and we knock it on, they go wide and go the length of the field."

One area in which Edinburgh far outshone Warriors was in the lineout, with the home side dominating the set piece. It was, concedes Rennie, a poor showing from Warriors in that area, which gave Edinburgh the opening they needed on several occasions.

“They don’t tend to play from deep but if you have a lineout and turn it over, they’ve got a lot of numbers in the line and a lot of space so that was a little bit different," he said.

"We turned over a line-out in a good position and they went the length of the field and scored.

“It’s hard to win big games with the amount of errors we made.”

But the Kiwi is confident the line-out can be cleaned up ahead of the second half of the season.

“A couple of them were over-throws, uncontested line-outs where maybe we’ve overthrown them a little bit,” he said.

“The lineout isn’t terminal, it’s been excellent all year but the last couple of weeks, we’ve lost three or four.”

Meanwhile, an announcement is expected today about the future of Fijian back, Leone Nakarawa. The 31-year-old was sacked by Racing 92 earlier this month after his late return from the World Cup and rumours have been widespread that he was set to re-join Glasgow after a stint there between 2013 and 2016.

There has been little movement in recent weeks but the signs are that Rennie has secured his signature and will announce his new player today.