Rangers' Nathan Oduwa criticised by Alloa defender
Last Updated: 17/08/15 8:38am
Rangers new-boy Nathan Oduwa has been warned that he could come in for some rough treatment in the Scottish Championship if he goes overboard with trickery and showboating.
Mark Warburton's side were in total control on Sunday as they hammered Alloa 5-1 at The Indodrill Stadium, with first-half goals from James Tavernier, Martyn Waghorn, Jason Holt and Kenny Miller cancelling out Michael Chopra's equaliser.
Miller added a fifth late in the game after the Tottenham loanee was introduced, and he made an exciting debut as Rangers continued to look for more goals.
Alloa boss Danny Lennon called Oduwa "a breath of fresh air for Scottish football" but defender Colin Hamilton accused the winger of being disrespectful after he tried a two-footed rainbow flick towards the end of the game.
Hamilton told Scottish reporters: "I felt as if he was trying to take the mickey. What was there, a minute to go? Was there really any need for it?
"He's come up here and he's trying to show off, trying to make a name for himself. What can you do? I didn't even get the chance to speak to him after the game as he just walked off.
"However, I'm sure if he tries that against other centre backs and left backs in the league, they won't let him away with it the same way.
"I can't tell any player how to play, it's his decision. There were so many Rangers fans behind that goal and he was trying to make a name with them by trying a wee trick when his side were 5-1 up.
"I was disappointed not only with that, but with the game as well. We killed ourselves in the first half, although they were very good.
"They are a completely different beast to how they were last year. I played them the year before when I was at Brechin and the difference in Rangers then and now is night and day. They're a very, very good side."
Rangers boss Warburton said he is planning to have a word with Oduwa but insisted there was no disrespect intended and believes flair players should be encouraged.
Warburton told reporters: "I'm not always a big fan of that. But you've got to hope you develop a real talent, and he is a real talent.
"There's no lack of respect intended by any of the players, absolutely not. We'll have a quiet word about that.
"He's a respectful young guy and he was just enjoying his football. I've no doubt he'll make a right impression this season - and for all the right reasons."
Alloa boss Lennon also disagreed with his defender and said he was not upset with Oduwa.
"He just wants to show the quality that he has in front of his new fans so no, not at all," he said.
"He certainly looks a talent. He will be a breath of fresh air for Scottish football and you want that creativity in it."