Andy Halliday has admitted that Rangers' performance during their defeat to Hearts was perhaps the worst he has been involved in since moving to Ibrox, before confirming that the players engaged in a heated debate after the game, The Scottish Sun reports.
Mark Warburton's men fell to third in the Scottish Premiership after suffering a 2-0 defeat at Tynecastle in a game which saw the Gers register just one shot on target throughout the entire clash.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton
And Halliday was brutally honest in his assessment of the away side's display, and suggested that many of the squad were just as ruthless when discussing their performance after the game.
"Last night was probably the worst performance since I've been at this football club. There is a manner in which you lose and last night was unacceptable," he said, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
"We have had a heated discussion and we have to put that into practice now. We'll keep what was said between us," he added.
"Like the rest of the team the performances haven't been good enough and I would put myself in that bracket too."
Warburton will be hoping that the frank discussion following the defeat inspires a reaction amongst the squad as they face another strong opponent this weekend.
Aberdeen are fourth in the table and two points adrift of the Light Blues. However, they have also played two games less than Rangers so could significantly dent the Gers' hopes of finishing second should they win at Ibrox on Saturday.
But if Rangers can bounce back by securing the three points, then that will undoubtedly be the ideal way for the side to put the disappointment of their midweek defeat behind them.