Stuart McCall makes pleasing comments on performance levels of Rangers’ players

McCall believes that the Rangers players are starting to perform for the fans.

Speaking to the official Rangers website, manager Stuart McCall admitted that he has been impressed with the way the Rangers players are performing, having struggled when he first came to the club.

He said: “The fans have stood by the club and always will do, but there was a stage when they were against the players because of the way they were playing. The players understood that because they knew they weren't performing.

“But now, hand in hand, the players have started to stand up. In every big game, they have stood up and done their job and that's been because of the backing from the fans.”

Certainly before McCall was appointed manager until the end of the season, there were some real issues with the quality of the play on show at Ibrox.

Off-field issues had disillusioned the players and the fans, and a rift was being created as results went against the Light Blues which saw their promotion push fall away.

However, they recovered when McCall was appointed, and when the ownership issues were resolved, on-pitch performances improved.

McCall led Rangers back into the play-off places, and looks set to face two more games as manager that could decide his fate.

Should he lead the Light Blues to victory over Motherwell, they would secure their place back in the top flight, and he should take a lot of credit for that success.

It was his work that reunited fans and players with improved performances, and having brought together a strong relationship once again, it could be these fans that help push Rangers over the line and into the Premiership.

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