Even Mourinho would struggle to succeed with this Rangers squad, claims Kris Boyd

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Rangers striker Kris Boyd says it's time the players performed after Stuart McCall took charge of the club.

Rangers striker Kris Boyd has told the Daily Mail that even Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would struggle for results at Ibrox.

Rangers are under new management after Stuart McCall took charge of the team last week, and the new boss is looking to snap a poor run of form against Alloa tonight.

With four successive draws, Rangers' hopes of promotion back to the Scottish Premiership are in danger, but as McCall becomes the third manager to take charge of the club this season, striker Boyd believes it's time the players were held accountable for their performances.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Boyd said that even Chelsea manager Mourinho - widely considered as one of the best in the game - would struggle for results at Ibrox because the player just aren't performing right now.

"We’re now on our third manager and it gets to the stage where you have to ask questions of the players," said Boyd. "It doesn’t matter if you were to go and bring in Jose Mourinho – he would still have the same players to deal with. Sometimes it can help when a new manager arrives and is looking at it from a different angle - a fresh eye. But, ultimately, it’s the same players going out on the pitch and if we’re being brutally honest, it’s us who need to get a grip."

"We can sit and say we’ve got international players in the dressing room but, at the end of the day, we haven’t performed and two managers have lost their job because of that, so we need to start winning games of football," he added.

Boyd returned to Ibrox for a second spell with the club last summer, but whilst he smashed 128 goals in just 192 games in his first stint, his return hasn't quite gone according to plan.

The 31-year-old joined from Kilmarnock in 2014, but has scored just ten goals in 36 appearances, and has scored just once in his last 13 games.

It's true that the Rangers players need to show what they're made of in the coming weeks, and that certainly goes for Boyd, who so far looks like a shadow of his former self.

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