Greg Docherty suggests why Rangers couldn’t take numerical advantage

General Views of Ibrox Stadium before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graeme Murty’s Glasgow Rangers lost the Old Firm derby at Ibrox at the weekend.

Greg Docherty of Rangers is challenged by Craig Sibbald of Falkirk during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Falkirk at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has admitted that he and his teammates stopped moving the ball as quickly as they have been when Celtic went down to 10 men in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox at the weekend, as quoted by The Scotsman.

Graeme Murty’s side lost 3-2 to Celtic at home in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

The Gers took the lead twice, but Brendan Rodgers’s side came back on both occasions and scored the winner in the 69th minute.

Celtic were reduced to 10 men in the 57th minute when Jozo Simunovic was shown a straight red card.

Greg Docherty of Hamilton during the Betfred League Cup game between East Kilbride and Hamilton Academical on July 15, 2017 in East Kilbride, Scotland.

Rangers midfielder Docherty, who joined the Ibrox club from Hamilton Academical in the January transfer window for a fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £600,000, has suggested why the Gers failed to make the most of their numerical advantage.

The Scotsman quotes Docherty as saying: “When Celtic went down to ten men, for some reason we stopped moving the ball as quickly. We’ll need to look back at that and see why it was.”

General Views of Ibrox Stadium before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Time to move on

Rangers must be bitterly disappointed with the result in the Old Firm derby as they took the lead twice, but it is time for the players and the fans to move on and look ahead to the upcoming matches.

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