By James Black
Rangers star Ryan Jack has claimed training was the “best” that his side have had this season before losing to Hamilton at home in the league for the first time since 1926.
The Gers were put through their paces by interim manager Graeme Murty after back-to-back wins over Hearts and Partick Thistle and Jack believes it was the best work on the training pitch since he joined the club in June.
Hamilton picked up three points after second-half goals from David Templeton and Darren Lyon stunned the Ibrox giants.
The 25-year-old mainstay insists the Gers need to get the “spring back in their step” before facing Dundee on Friday night at Dens Park.
“Last week in training was the best we’ve had this season in terms of intensity and having a spring in our step,” Jack said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It’s important that next week in training we stick with each other, get that spring back in our step, and come out fighting at Dundee.”
The result leaves the Gers in fourth in the Scottish Premiership although second-placed Aberdeen and third-placed Hibernian also fell to surprise defeats over the weekend.
The 54-times Scottish champions have already lost home games to Celtic, Hibs and Hamilton this season – and drew with Hearts – as any hopes of making a sustained challenge to Celtic look well and truly over.
With the Gers still looking for a new manager almost four weeks after sacking Pedro Caixinha fans are getting restless and the humiliating defeat by Hamilton won’t have helped matters.
In other Rangers news, a Premier League club has joined the Light Blues in pursuing one of their top targets.