'Not acceptable' - Alex Rae claims delivers damning three-word verdict on Rangers
Former Rangers star Alex Rae has labelled Rangers’ home form as ‘really, really poor,’ and said that in terms of mental strength Aberdeen are a better side.
The ex-St Mirren boss had strong words for his old team as he chose to comment on the Light Blues inadequacies at home this season.
When the 48-year-old was asked about the Dons, he gave an honest and frank assessment, as quoted by The Scottish Sun, of where he felt Aberdeen trumped Rangers: “I think what they have is a winning mentality.
“If you look at Aberdeen’s home record as well it’s phenomenal.
“Compared to Rangers, theirs has been really, really poor.
“It’s not acceptable. Particularly at Ibrox as it’s always been a fortress.
“Whereas Aberdeen have just bounced back brilliantly with three wins on the bounce and it just puts more pressure onto Rangers.”
The statistics speak for themselves.
Rangers have lost seven games this season – five of those were at Ibrox – the last of which came at the weekend against Hibernian.
The Gers have since dropped back down to third in the Scottish Premier table, three points behind Derek McInnes’ side but still have a shout of making a second place finish.
Rae also pointed out the lack of game time some of the recent arrivals have been getting at their parent clubs and feels that until the likes of Russell Martin and Jamie Murphy get up to speed with life in Scotland the Light Blues won’t be able to progress.
Rangers don’t have a home game at Ibrox until the end of the month against Hearts when their winning mentality will be put to the test once more.
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