Rangers centre-back Darren McGregor has told the club’s official website that he has found the going tough at times this season.
Although Rangers are on the brink of promotion back to the Scottish Premiership, there have been times this season when results haven’t been what was expected and the team’s performance levels have dipped.
Even as Rangers’ Player of the Year, McGregor acknowledges that there have been games in which he questioned his own performance and that the season as a whole has been below the standard expected from Rangers.
Also conceding that there have been more downs than ups, the 29-year-old is still confident that the Gers can make it over the line and make a return to the Scottish Premiership.
He said: “It’s been difficult at times. I’ve definitely found it challenging when the chips have been down and the criticism is there, it’s been rightly there as well.
“It’s always hard to admit to yourself that you’ve maybe not been good enough in certain games and the season so far has been poor by our standards.
“I think the Saturday night and the Sunday morning are always the worst for me and like everybody else you do get down and you question what you could have done and you need to pick yourself back up. “
McGregor admits that the expectation is always there and that Rangers need to cope with it as they have done throughout their play-off campaign so far as they head into Thursday night’s game against Motherwell.
He is now ready to give everything to get promotion and has been playing with an injury throughout the play-offs, with Thursday being his last involvement due to suspension that will see him miss the second-leg.
The centre-back is adamant that the whole squad are ready to give their all to see Rangers back where they feel they belong, but they will face a stern test against Motherwell side that has the benefit of having only playing two games in the play-offs.