Rangers star Dean Shiels highlights what McCall has already improved at Ibrox

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Rangers midfielder Dean Shiels has hailed new manager Stuart McCall.

Rangers midfielder Dean Shiels has told the club's official website that new manager Stuart McCall has already improved training sessions with the club.

Shiels, 30, joined Rangers from Kilmarnock back in 2012, but was a bit-part figure under Ally McCoist and Kenny McDowall this season.

Now, the Northern Ireland international has returned to the first-team under new manager McCall, and was given a free role in the 5-3-2 system against his former club Hibernian on Sunday.

Rangers won that game 2-0, and after winning for the first time under McCall, there's a feel-good factor returning to Ibrox for the first time in a long time.

McCall had drawn his first two games in charge, but is now pushing to claim second place in the Scottish Championship - and therefore an advantage in the play-offs at the end of the season.

Aside from the new formation, Shiels told the Rangers official website that McCall and his assistant Kenny Black have changed many things - but the biggest improvement has come in the training sessions, with McCall bringing new, fresh ideas that weren't there under McCoist or McDowall.

"There have been big changes here since Stuart McCall and Kenny Black came in, mainly on the pitch and also on the training ground," said Shiels. "Every manager and coach has different ways of working and they have come in with fresh impetus and fresh ideas that we've not had under the last management team."

Rangers face Cowdenbeath next, and will be looking to make it two wins in a row as McCall and co chase down Hibs in second place.

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