Jim McInally says Peterhead never did enough to stop Rangers

10-04-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. GLASGOW. Hampden Park. April 10, 2016. Petrofac Training Cup Final. Rangers FC v Peterhead FC. Players looking around stadium before the game.
10-04-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. GLASGOW. Hampden Park. April 10, 2016. Petrofac Training Cup Final. Rangers FC v Peterhead FC. Players looking around stadium before the game.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally was gutted as his side made things too easy for Rangers in the Petrofac Training Cup final.

Two goals in each half condemned the Blue Toon to a 4-0 loss at the hands of Mark Warburton’s side.

McInally felt his players didn’t carry out the gameplan he’d laid out until the 40th minute.

He said: “I was really disappointed to be honest, especially with the first 40 minutes. Without conceding many chances we gave too much easy possession and I felt that everything I asked them to do, in terms of getting at them and in their faces, we never done that.

“We went 2-0 down but the last five minutes of the first half we showed that we can play up the park.

“Second half I felt we did okay, but just okay. I left three players up the park just to see if we’d get it up. The problem playing Rangers is you’re playing Russian Roulette with them and you ask for trouble, that’s what happened and we got picked off.”

Jim added that he believes Kenny Miller’s penalty - the fourth goal - wasn’t the correct decision.

He also said he’s told his players to get their focus back after a poor run of results due to having one eye on their trip to Hampden.

McInally said: “To be fair I’ve just seen the penalty and it isn’t a penalty, so we could have done without that.

“I’ve said to the players it’s been in their minds for a few weeks now and you could tell with results. They’ve had their day now though and the serious stuff starts next week.

“We’ve got playoffs to go and I think we can be a very dangerous team at our best.”