Rangers manager Stuart McCall insisted in the wake of a heavy defeat to Queen of the South that the Light Blues won’t suffer another crisis of confidence, as reported by theDaily Record.
The Gers had made positive strives under McCall, winning three games in a row, but his first defeat as Rangers manager saw them comprehensively beaten by the Doonhammers, who have also closed the gap on the Gers in third to five points.
The result has the potential to lower the confidence of the team going into the game against Raith Rovers, a game which Rangers will need to win to keep pace with Hibernian.
Speaking after the match, McCall was adamant that the setback wouldn’t have a long lasting effect on his team and that they would be back to their best come Sunday.
“There will be no confidence factor come Sunday, I can assure you of that,” he said.
“Sometimes you get beaten in games and you just have to hold your hands up.
“Our confidence won’t be rocked. I said to the lads we will put a line under it. We know we weren’t good tonight but we will be good on Sunday.”
The reaction from McCall’s charges on Sunday will be very telling, with them needing to prove they can bounce back from the disappointing defeat at the first time of asking.
Whilst McCall has done well to turn the team around in a short space of time, he now needs to prove that he wasn’t a short-term fix if he wants the job on a permanent basis.
The rest of Rangers’ season will hinge upon the outcome of Sunday’s game, with a possibility of them slipping behind if Hibs can beat Hearts in the Edinburgh derby.