Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd believes there are too many players “shirking their responsibilities” at Rangers after the Light Blues were humiliated by Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday.
The Gers were atrocious as Brendan Rodgers’ side set up a May 19th clash with Motherwell with a comprehensive 4-0 win at the national stadium.
Boyd blasted the Gers’ stars for their lack of spirit and fight as they meekly surrendered to the Hoops, conceding two goals each side of the break – and insisted nobody will care in the future if Graeme Murty manages to secure second in the league.
“Nobody is going to look back and say ‘well done, Graeme Murty finished second'”, Boyd said, during Sky Sport’s post-match coverage of the semi-final clash (15/04, 14:15).
“You want a trophy and you want a bit of recognition from it.
“There are too many in (the dressing-room) shirking their responsibilities.
“It was shambolic.”
The result leaves the Gers with only the race to finish second in the Scottish Premiership to play for and Murty needs to find a way to lift his side ahead of the visit of Hearts to Ibrox next weekend.
The Gers have now equalled a 1-7-year-old club record by going into their eighth season without winning a major trophy.
Football Insider verdict:
There is little – if any – of what Boyd said that is wrong. Far too many Gers players either don’t have the mentality to fight for trophies or simply lack the ability and it isn’t good enough. The Gers need to regroup and come out swinging next weekend and get back to winning way or they could quickly see themselves slipping down the table. There is nobody in the Rangers squad who can come away from Hampden and be even remotely pleased with their performance.
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