Ally McCoist was pleased with his Rangers players after they produced their first winning performance with him in charge.
The reigning Scottish Premier League champions defeated St Johnstone 2-0 at McDiarmid Park on Saturday thanks to goals from Steven Naismith and Nikica Jelavic and the overall showing delighted McCoist who oversaw his first victory as manager.
"I was really pleased. We spoke before the game about starting the game better than we did in the previous two games," he said.
"We did that and we were sharper and stronger and we were more direct in the opening period. We were very positive.
"I was pleased with the chances we created, we scored two goals and could have scored more.
"We still have a long, long way to go but we have taken a small step in the right direction. I don't know about relief, I was just more pleased for the boys than anything else."