Rangers boss Stuart McCall unfazed by six potential play-off games

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Stuart McCall thinks his side can cope with playing six play-off games to reach the Scottish Premiership.

Stuart McCall has told the Glasgow Evening Times that the prospect of playing six play-off games doesn’t worry him going into the end of the season.

Whilst McCall has played down any worries about finishing outside second place, there has been a heavy emphasis on finishing second because of the reduced fixture burden.

If Rangers were to finish third they would have to play the team that finished fourth over two legs. Provided they won that another two legs would follow against the team that finished second in the Scottish Championship.

A victory in that tie would then see them play the team that finishes 11th in the Scottish Premiership, who only have to play those two games in a bid to stay up.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday night’s game against Livingston, McCall was assured when discussing the possibility of having to play the two extra games.

"You go into them and you just get on with it, if it's six games so be it,” he said.

He continued: "But whether you have to play four games or six games, will it have an effect I don't think so.

"I think the biggest effect is probably suspensions kicking in, which is a shame.”

McCall has already warned his players against picking up unnecessary bookings this season, with Biel Mohsni at the centre of that particular issue along with Lee McCulloch who was sent off against Hearts for leading with his elbow when challenging for a header.

Despite coming across as unbothered by the extra games, McCall will want his side to finish second and rule out an early exit from the play-off process against potential play-off hopefuls Queen of the South, who have caused Rangers problems this season.

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