Speaking to the Daily Record, former Gers defender Hegarty has admitted that he is impressed with McCall’s improvement of the team since his appointment.
Hegarty, who made 31 appearances for Rangers, said: “The way Stuart McCall is trying to get Rangers to play and the way the lads seem to have taken to his methods has given everyone a lift.
“I can only talk about what I’ve heard and read but it seems that the training is much better and the boys are responding well to it.”
McCall was appointed head coach of the Light Blues earlier this campaign, following the resignation of Ally McCoist. He was appointed on a short-term contract until the end of the season, with the main aim of securing promotion back to the Premiership.
So far, he has taken charge of 11 fixtures, and in impressive style has lost just one game - a 3-0 defeat to Queen of the South back in April.
He is currently attempting to lead the club through the play-off campaign, as the Light Blues look for a return to the top flight, and with a 2-1 victory over Queens at the weekend, McCall’s men are in the prime position to secure passage to the semi-finals.
There appears to be a much greater sense of togetherness under McCall than there was under McCoist, and although the Rangers legend’s contributions as manager should not be forgotten, the current boss looks well suited for the job.
He is sure to be appointed on a full-time basis if he oversees the club’s return to the top flight, but it is hard to deny that he deserves the job even if they fail in the play-offs, considering the incredible work he has done during his short reign at Ibrox.