Former Rangers player Lee McCulloch told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels the club really lacked in confidence last season.
He’s suggested that confidence is the quality that new manager Mark Warburton will need to inject into his team, as he looks to get Rangers promoted out of the Scottish Championship and into the Scottish Premiership inside his first year.
It’s not going to be an easy task for Warburton to achieve, but hopefully he can get off to a good start and the results can flow from there.
“We had a team playing for most of the season with no confidence whatsoever. So it was tough and it ended up a bit of a car crash,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“You’ve got to look on it as a disappointment when you’re Glasgow Rangers and you can only come third in the Championship. In fact, that’s an understatement.”
It’s a case of simple changes for Warburton and the manager taking a positive mentality into each day, each training session and when the competitive action returns, each match.
He’ll have to work extremely hard to pick the squad up because there could still be a dip in morale around the club, which relates to the side missing out on promotion last season.
That was a difficult blow but Rangers have plenty going for them as they look to develop and move forward in the right way.
Example of the pressure
McCulloch’s comments on the understatement of the disappointment involved in Rangers finishing third, shows how big the pressure and scrutiny is going to be over the manager.
Fans will be looking for the team to get into first place in the Scottish Championship and to stay there and Warburton will have to develop an effective technique in terms of tempering expectation.