JAMES Henry was disappointed Oxford United could not reward their impressive travelling support at Ibrox with a goal, but believes the result will be shrugged off quickly.

About 1,000 fans made the 700-mile round-trip to Glasgow for the opening friendly of pre-season.

It proved a tough assignment for Karl Robinson’s side, who were swept aside 5-0 by a Rangers side preparing for Europa League action on Tuesday.

Henry wished the visitors had given the Yellow Army more to shout about, but given the disparity between the sides’ levels of preparation the scoreline was irrelevant to the midfielder.

He said: “It’s just a fitness exercise for us at the moment. They’re a lot further ahead than we are, but it’s just nice to get some minutes into the legs.

“It’s nice to come and play in front of a good crowd, but ultimately we’ve come away with a bit of fitness and no injuries, so it’s a step in the right direction.

“It’s unbelievable for the fans to come all the way up.

“It was a bit of a shame we couldn’t at least get them a goal.”

Boss Robinson added: “Our travelling fans were fantastic, as they always are. It was nice to see so many yellow shirts in Glasgow and it was just a great occasion.

“I’m sure they enjoyed the delights of Glasgow last night.”

Rangers manager Steve Gerrard said: "I think if you look at the quality throughout the 90 minutes, it was very pleasing to watch - five goals, a clean sheet and a lot of strong individual performances against a well-organised team."