Rangers boss Stuart McCall happy to prove half-time doubters wrong

Stuart McCall was happy to prove the naysayers wrong after his side went in at 1-0 down at half-time.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has told the club's official website he was glad to prove the doubters wrong as his side progressed in the play-offs.

McCall’s side dominated the opening half an hour of the play-off quarter final second leg against Queen of the South but couldn’t find a way past Zander Clark in the Queen's goal.

It then looked to be a case of typical Rangers when Derek Lyle scored from Queen’s first significant attack of the game with the Light Blues defence caught ball-watching.

Going in at half-time 1-0 down and the score locked at 2-2 on aggregate there was a chorus of boos ringing out around Ibrox as it looked to be the same old story for Rangers.

The displeasure of some of the packed out Ibrox crowd was heard by McCall who was happy to prove them wrong at the final whistle.

He said: “There would have been a lot of doubters out there at half-time, maybe a few in the stadium but across the country thinking this Rangers team will bottle it again so I was delighted.”

Lee Wallace's second-half goal was enough to see Rangers progress, but their next play-off is only three days away, not giving McCall's side a lot of time to recover.

The Gers boss was also adamant that his team had no time to be tired ahead of Wednesday night's game and that only then will he find out how much energy Sunday afternoon’s game has taken from his players.

Hibernian haven’t played a game in three weeks and will be fresh for the tie whereas Rangers will have to deal with the downside of coming third, meaning they have had to play the two extra play-off games.

McCall has insisted that with promotion at stake tiredness wont be a factor with another big performance needed from his team if they are to continue their way back to the Scottish Premiership.

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