Alex Rae suggests Rangers' performance against Hamilton was embarrassing

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers suffered a disappointing defeat at Ibrox to Hamilton, conceding two second-half goals.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Alex Rae has suggested that Rangers' defeat at home to Hamilton at the weekend was embarrassing, and admitted his worry that teams are now going to Ibrox fancying their chances of getting a positive result, The Scottish Sun reports.

Graeme Murty's men went into the clash with Accies having won their previous two games of his second spell in caretaker charge, and it appeared more than likely that the 43-year-old was set to do something that Pedro Caixinha was unable to do during his tenure - win three games in a row.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

However, the Gers were left stunned by Martin Canning's men, as second-half strikes from David Templeton and Darren Lyon saw Murty's men miss the chance to go second in the Scottish Premiership. And Rae slammed the performance, hinting that Ibrox is no longer the fortress that it should be.

“Watching Rangers last weekend, I was embarrassed by the manner in which they capitulated," he said, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“It was poor and you expect so much more. It’s not good enough. Coming to Ibrox used to be intimidating, but now teams like Hamilton are going there and fancy their chances of success.”

Rangers dominated much of the game, with BBC Sport reporting that the home side had 17 attempts on goal compared to the visitors' four - but they clearly failed to test the goalkeeper enough, putting just four of those attempts on target.

What will worry the supporters is that they are already nine points adrift of Celtic, and with no permanent manager in place yet, it appears that it is going to be another frustrating year for the fans with a title challenge looking incredibly unlikely right now. 

And with plenty of uncertainty surrounding Ibrox at the moment, Rangers are surely facing a tough battle trying to prove that they have not become as potentially vulnerable as Rae fears they may have.

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