Stuart McCall identifies what Rangers are lacking ahead of Hibernian clash

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Rangers manager Stuart McCall believes the club need more leadership.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has told the club's official website that he wants the squad to have more leadership ahead of Sunday's clash with Hibernian.

McCall has taken charge of two games since becoming Rangers boss, but has drawn both - meaning they have now drawn five games in a row.

This weekend, Rangers face a trip to Hiberninan, who sit in second place in the Scottish Championship, one spot above Rangers.

Alan Stubbs' side have won the last five games, conceding just one goal in the process, so Rangers face something of a daunting task on Sunday as they travel to Easter Road.

McCall has been keen to hand opportunities to young players so far, with the likes of Andy Murdoch, Tom Walsh and Nicky Clark all playing prominent roles under McCall so far.

However, in an interview with the official Rangers website, McCall has identified what Rangers need in their side - more leadership.

"Of course the captain is the leader but it shouldn’t just be the captain, we need more leaders," said McCall. "I’ve said that for many a year that leadership in football and a real captain is a dying breed. Harking back to the olden days when I played you had seven or eight captains on the pitch and that is dying in modern day football."

"We all need to take responsibility but when you confidence is a bit damaged it’s hard for you to then go and look after your teammates if you’re not feeling it," he added.

Captain Lee McCulloch is almost 37, and its unclear just how much longer Rangers will be able to rely on him. McCall wants big characters in the ilk of Lorenzo Amoruso and Barry Ferguson, but with the club now in the Scottish Championship, there is certainly a lack of those figures in the current Rangers squad.

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