Stuart McCall identifies key area where Rangers must improve after Livingston draw

Stuart McCall was unhappy with Rangers' defending in the 1-1 draw against Livingston today.

Stuart McCall took charge of Rangers for the first time this afternoon, and told the club's official website that their defending must improve after a 1-1 draw with Livingston.

McCall, 50, was appointed Rangers boss on Thursday, and made his second Ibrox debut having played 250 times for the club as a midfielder during the 1990's.

It all seemed to be going according to plan for McCall, with Newcastle loanee Haris Vuckic opening the scoring inside the first ten minutes - that was the Slovenian's second goal in a week having also scored against Queen of the South in midweek.

However, former Crystal Palace youngster Ibra Sekajja snatched a second half equaliser for Livingston, meaning Rangers have now drawn all of their last four games.

McCall will have been glad to have avoided defeat in his first game as Rangers boss, but told the club's official website after the game that he must improve the defending at the club, identifying that area of the pitch as one of concern.

"We need to work on defending better and stopping the ball coming into the box originally," said McCall. "They gambled for their goal and put a few more boys in the box and it hits the post and they reacted better than us. Speaking to staff that has been a problem this season – balls coming into the box and not dealing with them."

Rangers now face Alloa at Ibrox on Tuesday night - and McCall will be desperate to keep a clean sheet or at least keep things tight at the back after his worries against Livingston.

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