By Harvey Byrne

Former Rangers defender Ally Dawson has shared that he believes the current Gers players are not used to playing for a big club and they must soon realise the expectations.

The Ibrox giants slipped down to third place in the Premiership table at the weekend following a 1-1 draw with Ross County.

They also suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat against Hearts last Wedensday and many now feel that the club are playing well below expectations.

One of those is Dawson, who was critical of the playing staff sharing that their experience of the smaller clubs is not the same as playing for a club of Rangers’ stature and they must soon meet the demands.

“No disrespect to the players, but he has got players who are not used to being in the situation that they are in,” told Dawson to the EveningTimes.

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“They have been at smaller teams and it is not the same as being at Rangers. At other clubs, you might get five or six games to get over things but at Rangers you have to hit the ground running.

“The demands are there and the expectations are there and the players have to realise that.”

Rangers are currently in their first season back in the Premiership after being demoted in 2012 due to administration.

They won the Championship by 11 clear points last season, but fierce rivals Celtic have dominated the top flight this campaign as they sit 27 points clear at the top.

Many associated with Rangers will want to see the club challenge their fierce Glaswegian rivals once again, but with Brendan Rodgers’ side on course to win their sixth consecutive title the gap could be too much for the foreseeable future.

In other Rangers news, here are three players the Gers can sign to replace Kenny Miller in the summer.

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