Rangers midfielder reveals McCall’s message to players

Nicky Law reveals what Stuart McCall first said to the players when he arrived at Ibrox.

When Rangers manager Stuart McCall walked through the doors of Murray Park to take training for the first time his message was clear, Nicky Law has told the club’s official website.

The new boss told the players to forget about the disappointing performances and lacklustre draws and concentrate on the task ahead, which, after a stuttering start, has finally started to take shape.

The win against Hibernian marked a revival in player confidence and if it’s followed up with another winning performance against Cowdenbeath on Saturday afternoon it can continue to build, with confidence another thing Law admits the team has been lacking.

The Light Blues midfielder has previously worked with McCall at Sheffield United and Motherwell, and will know the new gaffer better than most, admitting the other players refer him to in the changing room as “The manager’s son.”

Speaking about McCall’s arrival, Law explained to the Rangers website the message the new manager got across to the team.

He said: “I think that his message coming in was to forget whatever has happened in the last nine months and consider now a mini-season. All we can do now is concentrate on what is ahead and give our best.

“We hope that everybody can get back to doing what they are capable of because it has been disappointing and we know that we can push on.

"I think myself along with most of the squad were probably suffering from a lack of confidence and with the results and the performances we've had, that would always happen. With the result last weekend, everyone played really well and as a team we played well. You can just see the confidence starting to creep back in even though it's just a start.

"It was such a huge game for us, so it can only stand to give you confidence. We're looking forward now to a big last seven or eight games ahead."

The first of the big games comes against Cowdenbeath before league champions Hearts visit Ibrox the following weekend, giving the side an opportunity to show how far they have come in a short space of time.

Saturday afternoon’s game gives the squad the opportunity to build on the momentum from their win at Easter Road and take it forward into the rest of the season, where every game is a must win as they challenge for second-place in the Scottish Championship.

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