Rangers legend suggests reason behind Gers’ poor form

Barry Ferguson believes that the Rangers players should not be blamed for their poor form.

Speaking to the Daily Record, the Rangers legend believes that the Gers’ players should not be criticised for poor form.

Five successive draws have seen the Scottish giants fall further off the race for promotion, and, although a play-off spot is all-but secured, they could make their task easier by finishing second.

Stuart McCall has come into the club to reinvigorate them and lead them back into the top flight, although his first two games have done little to break the ongoing run. He has continued the drawing sequence with 1-1 and 2-2 stalemates with Livingston and Alloa respectively.

Hearts were storming to the title and automatic promotion a long time ago, and so Rangers have been forced to fight it out with Hibernian for the second placed spot. Hibs currently sit six points ahead of the Gers, having played one game more, and they face off this weekend. McCall’s first win as boss could not come at a better time as it would close the gap to three points with a game in hand.

Barry Ferguson, who used to captain the Gers, is confident that the playing squad are now ready to start winning games again, with the off-pitch situation resolved. Speaking to the Daily Record, the now-Clyde boss believes that the players should not be blamed for their recent showings, having been unable to deal with the off-field issues that have clouded the club.

“Nobody’s going to convince me there aren’t a lot of good players in the current Rangers squad as I still firmly believe that,” the midfielder said. “I keep hearing the argument players shouldn’t be affected by the off-field problems that have engulfed the club in recent years. But I don’t accept that either.

“These guys are only human and they have been dragged from pillar to post and it’s taken a lot out of them – it’s clear to see that. There is a lot of anxiety and pressure on them but I believe that will change once Stuart gets his feet under the table and starts to work with the players in the longer term.”

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