McCall has rejuvenated Rangers since his appointment as temporary head coach, and he has told the official Gers website how he has warned a number of the players.
A host of players are out of contract at Ibrox in the summer, and many of them look as if their careers with the Light Blues are over. Lee McCulloch, Kris Boyd, Kenny Miller and Bilel Mohsni are just some of the players who are out of contract, and could be all be leaving the club if their deals are not renewed.
For McCall, this is turning out to be something of an advantage, as he is motivating his players with the threat of ending their contracts.
Whilst players guaranteed to be at Ibrox next term may ease off in the latter stages of the campaign, the out-of-contract players know that they need to perform to the best of their abilities if they are to ensure new deals. McCall can pick and choose who he wants to keep, and he is able to hold this fear over the player’s heads.
Speaking to the official Rangers website, McCall has confirmed that he is doing such a thing, and has issued a warning to many of his players that know they are fighting for a new contract.
He said: “All the lads that are out of contract understand and we said this to them from day one of us coming in – they’re fighting for their jersey and they’re fighting for their future and if they are out of contract then they are fighting for a new contract.
“We’ve got the players to a level of performance we knew they were capable of but the back slapping comes at the end of the season.”