Rangers' Cammy Bell warns play-off ref against Queen of the South's set-piece 'tricks'

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Cammy Bell fires a warning to the referee over Queen of the South set play methods.

Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell has warned Sunday’s referee to be aware of Queen of the South’s set-piece tricks during the play-off quarter final second-leg, as reported by the Daily Record.

The Gers take a 2-1 advantage into the game but it was Derek Lyle’s headed goal from a corner that Bell is warning referee Kevin Clancy about.

There appeared to be a lot of off-the-ball blocking that allowed Lyle to head in unmarked, leaving Stuart McCall reeling after the game because referee Alan Muir failed to spot the infringement.

Despite that goal cancelling out Stevie Smith’s fantastic free-kick, Dean Shiels was on hand to provide the Light Blues with a winner putting them in control ahead of the second leg.

Bell is hoping that Clancy will spot any repeat of Queen’s off the ball antics on this occasion as Rangers look to set up a semi-final against Hibernian.

“You would like to think the refs would be ready for it this time,” he said.

“There is so much that goes on in the box at a corner that it is tough for the officials.

“But hopefully they might 
recognise it this time if Queens try the same trick again.”

Rangers haven’t lost a game since Bell returned from injury, although there have been some disappointing draws in that spell.

A draw would be enough to see the Light Blues through but McCall will hope his side can produce a good performance in front of a packed out Ibrox and build some momentum for the games against Hibernian.

The first goal is likely to key in the game with Rangers prone to a stumble when they go behind, so Bell and the rest of the Gers team will be hoping Clancy keeps a close eye on the Queen of the South set-pieces.

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