No wins, but Rangers star comments on instant impact of Stuart McCall

Stuart McCall has drawn his opening two games as Rangers manager in the Scottish Championship.

The former Scotland international midfielder was appointed Rangers boss last week, and Rangers star Nicky Clark has told theEvening Times that he has been impressed with his opening days of management.

Although results have not been forthcoming for the Light Blues, with two draws in his opening two games, McCall has ensured no negative slide and can start to piece together a promotion push.

The Scottish giants travel to Hibernian on Sunday looking to close the gap on the second-placed team and stall their faltering league season. Sitting 26 points off top spot has ruined any chances of automatic promotion, and the Gers would do well to close the six-point gap on Hibs to guarantee an easier play-off run-in.

With nine games left in the campaign, there is more than enough time for McCall to have an impact on Rangers’ season, but he will need to come up with better results than his two opening draws - 1-1 and 2-2 with Livingston and Alloa respectively.

While these two games would suggest that the 265-game Rangers veteran has had a disappointing start to his Ibrox career, striker Nicky Clark - who netted a brace in the Alloa draw - believes that McCall has had an immediate impact since joining the club.

“I think we are [responding to the manager],” Clark told the Evening Times. “He has only been in the door two minutes, but he has got his ideas across about what he wants us to do. I am sure he will drill a few more things into us by then [the next game].”

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