St Johnstone boss Derek McInnes searches for winger

Steven Naismith scores for Rangers
McInnes was disappointed at the way Naismith put Rangers ahead

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes is seeking a winger to complement his squad but thinks they are shaping up well despite losing 2-0 to Rangers.

"We just fell a bit short in the final third of the pitch, but we'll work hard on that," he told BBC Scotland.

"I would still like to get a young wide player, a winger. We are waiting for answers from a couple of teams.

"I would like to get an out-and-out wide player if we can. At the minute, we don't really have that."

Steven Naismith put Rangers ahead before the break and strike partner Nikica Jelavic added the second.

"I can't be too disappointed as I think Rangers were very strong," said former Ibrox midfielder McInnes.

"There was a lot of presence about them.

"But I felt we were comfortable enough, although I was disappointed at the two goals we lost.

"One was a free header inside the box from a set-piece and the other was by us losing possession.

"We had decent possession of the ball. But, once you go behind, it is always more difficult."

St Johnstone have yet to hit the net after their opening two games of the season, but McInnes was hopeful that his side could put their scoring problems of last season behind them this term.

"We would like to play with two strikers as much as we can this season," he said.

"The problem we have at this moment in time is that there a couple of them not up to speed because they missed pre-season.

"Hopefully, by the time we play Dunfermline, we will have more understanding of who we want to play up there.

"I think the squad is strong and we have good competition around the pitch and I am quite happy at the way it is shaping up."

Top Stories