Rangers

By Harvey Byrne

Former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae believes the current side is missing some physicality in the team, especially away from home.

The Ibrox giants fell to a 2-1 defeat against Dundee on Sunday afternoon, marking their second defeat in three Premiership matches.

The recent poor form has seen the famous club drop down to third place in the league table, six points behind second and a massive 30 points behind top of the league and fierce rivals Celtic.

Many feel that the current team’s performance is not good enough and Rae would certainly agree.

The Glasgow-born 47-year-old shared that there was no one on the bench to provide the strength needed during the match before going on to say that the side is too fragile.

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“When you press this Rangers side high up, can they win the individual battles,” started Rae speaking on the BBC Sport matchday blog (4.15pm).

“And, up until 45 minutes, they are not doing that. If you look at their bench, there is nobody who can add that physical element they need.”

He then went on to say at 5.23pm: “Particularly away from home, there is a fragility in this Rangers team.”

One of the main criticisms aimed at Mark Warburton during his tenure in charge of the club was that he tried to play too nice football, which requires more technical players rather than the physical types.

Summer signing Joe Garner has certainly added a bit of steel to the Ibrox club, but the midfield and defence has come in for huge criticism this season due to being too lightweight.

In other Rangers news, Sutton slammed the Gers as a total mess after their Sunday defeat.

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