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Rangers outcast Sebastien Faure dishes dirt: Teammate eats cake at half time

Rangers defender Sebastien Faure has aired some home truths about the state of affairs at Ibrox.

Rangers man Sebastien Faure has revealed some shocking details about life behind the scenes at Ibrox, including a teammate's unhealthy taste for cake.

Faure was a regular as Rangers won the title in League One, but this season he has been overlooked and his latest comments betrayed a great deal of frustration.

The 23-year-old admitted that he would be 'p***ed off' if he didn't play in the Old Firm clash on February 1 and insisted that he had been playing 'flat out' for the youth team and in training without being given a look in.

But Faure's most sensational comments were regarding the diet of the players at Rangers.

“Rangers give their players plenty of freedom with how they look after themselves and what they eat. They don’t look at what you have," he revealed in the Daily Record.

“There is a buffet and you can have second helpings. So long as you perform on the pitch and don’t put on too much weight you can eat what you want.

“French coaches would blow a fuse with the diets players have over here. At Lyon they set limits on what you could put on your plate."

It also seems that the Rangers dressing room on match days is a nutritionist's nightmare.

“Before matches here we laugh and drink coffee in the dressing room. At half-time Bilel Mohsni and I reckon we’re seeing things at times with everyone drinking tea.

"Ian Black is the expert, with his cup of tea and little cakes at the interval."

Fans will be infuriated to hear that Rangers' players are being allowed so much freedom with their diets, and Faure may not have made any friends with his comments about the pressure his teammates are under from the supporters.

“It is not easy for us to play at Ibrox. There is so much pressure on us – we can be 2-0 up but we still get booed if we mishit a pass. I used to hear fans boo when I played at the Stade Gerland for Lyon – but never as much as happens here," he said.

“Sometimes the fans insult our captain, Lee McCulloch, and they are wrong to do so. But we can’t respond to them. They have seen so much good football down the years that maybe they are partially right.

“I love Hearts’ stadium. It is really close to the pitch, with lots of echo and a huge atmosphere. Sometimes there is no atmosphere when we are at home. But it has been amazing in away matches.

“Fans sang throughout our friendlies at Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday. If we could have that at Ibrox it would be superb."

Faure's frank interview in which he also assesses Ally McCoist's relationship with the players, the Scottish Independence Referendum and fellow players' tattoos, may not have done his chances of commanding a first-team place any favours, but he will be hoping that the new regime at Ibrox appreciate his critique of the old ways.

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