Stuart McCall: Rangers players deliver in big games

Stuart McCall has hailed the ability of his players to win big games as they continue to perform admirably in the play-offs.

Rangers boss Stuart McCall has told the club’s official website that his players have always delivered in big games since his arrival.

The win against Hibernian on Wednesday night was a massive one for Rangers, and McCall is adamant that the improvement in the squad is down to the players that are in it.

The Light Blues have already come through two big games against Queen of the South in the play-offs, and face another one on Saturday at Easter Road when they will get the opportunity to complete the job against Hibs.

That would then set up two final play-off games against Motherwell, as Rangers look to make a Scottish Premiership return at the first time of asking.

Speaking after the Hibs game on Wednesday night, McCall outlined how pleased he was with the players and their performance levels when it matters most.

“In fairness it’s the players who have turned this around,” he said.

“Every big game that has been asked of them since me and Kenny have come in they’ve delivered.

"They can have criticism after what’s gone on, certain people might not be the favourites or whatever it is, but nobody could have asked for more from them today with the desire and determination.”

That determination, which seemed to be lacking earlier in the season, will be needed on Saturday afternoon when Alan Stubbs’ side will throw everything at Rangers in a bid to claw back a two-goal deficit.

Injury and illness – in the case of Dean Shiels – could see changes to the starting eleven, as the Gers continue to battle fatigue, while their opponents have only played once in just over two-and-a-half weeks.

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