Stuart McCall reveals discussion with Bilel Mohsni over 'concentration levels'

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Stuart McCall was unimpressed with Bilel Mohsni's conduct against Queen of the South.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has told the Daily Mail that he's been forced to have a discussion with defender Bilel Mohsni after he was booked against Queen of the South.

Rangers' unbeaten run under new boss McCall was snapped against Queen of the South on Thursday night, as they suffered a surprise 3-0 defeat away from home.

It was a miserable night for Rangers, compounded by the fact that defender Mohsni was booked for allegedly reacting to chants from Queen of the South fans.

The Tunisian, 27, was a bit-part player under Kenny McDowall but has recently been restored to the side under McCall - yet his actions on Thursday have now landed him in trouble.

McCall told the Daily Mail that he has now had a discussion with the former Southend United and Ipswich Town centre back, telling him to keep his concentration levels high after some mistakes on Thursday night.

"I’ve had to have a word with him over his concentration levels," said McCall. "He did some absolutely outstanding things in the game and then he did some slack and sloppy things. I didn’t know what he was booked for and Kenny (Black) had said it was a reaction to their fans. He was probably frustrated and angry at the result.

"But I’ll have another look at it as we can’t afford to have silly bookings at this point in the season. Ian Black got one the other day and there are a couple of other lads a game away from being suspended. If it’s for tackles you can maybe understand it but we can’t afford cheap bookings for running to the crowd, taking your shirt off, back chat with referees, kicking the ball away – I don’t like things like that. It’s a lack of discipline."

Mohsni is known as something of a nightmare on the disciplinary front, and his record in less than two seasons at Rangers stands at 16 bookings and one red card.

Mohsni is out of contract at Ibrox this summer, and will now need to show that he can follow McCall's instructions if he is to earn a new deal.

With plenty of games still to play this season, Mohsni certainly has the chance to get himself back into McCall's good books - but must prove that he can learn from his mistakes.

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