Lee McCulloch on the problem Rangers have put upon themselves

The club captain believes Rangers have put too much pressure upon themselves.

Speaking to the Evening Times, Lee McCulloch has highlighted the big problem that Rangers have brought upon themselves with the need to win promotion.

The 36-year-old said: “It's hard, of course it is when you are under pressure. It's the same in any job. But the fans have been superb. They've been with us all the way. It's the pressure we put on ourselves.”

There is a sense among the Rangers squad that, with promotion almost a necessity, no more mistakes can be made.

The Light Blues are currently in second place of the Championship table, one point ahead of Hibs, but having played their game in hand.

The second placed finish means that one fewer game is played in the play-offs to get to the Premiership, and whilst Rangers will enter the post-season games in probably the best form of all their rivals, they will surely want to have to play fewer games.

Since Stuart McCall’s appointment there has only been one loss suffered by the Gers, and it appears as if the former midfielder has brought a new sense of mental freedom to the players. They are not playing with the pressure put on them before, and that is impressive heading into the late season run-in.

McCall has impressed since his appointment at Ibrox, and he should take much the praise for the easing of the pressure on the players. They are playing without the type of pressure that many promotion chasing teams usually suffer from, and it could be the thing that sees Rangers make it back into the top flight of Scottish football.

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