By Harvey Byrne

Chris Sutton has launched a fresh attack on Rangers chairman Dave King, claiming the blame lies with him for the club’s “disastrous season”.

The Ibrox giants are currently in their first season back in Scotland’s top-flight after suffering demotion in 2012.

However, it has been an unwelcoming return with the Gers currently sat in third place with three matches to go and an entire 36 points off fierce rivals Celtic.

Now, Sutton, who has been vocal throughout the season in regards to the Gers’ dismal campaign has hold how businessman King has dealt manager Pedro Caixinha a “duff hand” and that the Portuguese needs far more help in the summer.

“It’s been a disastrous season hasn’t it really,” told Sutton to BT Sport on Sunday.

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“I don’t blame Pedro for the thumping last week, it’s above him, it’s about Dave King. Dave King is the one who has to respond. Pedro whatever you want to say about the way he’s set his team up, this, that and the other, they’re just not good enough to compete with Celtic and that is it.

“Pedro has been dealt a duff hand and he needs help in the summer. It’s about the recruitment in the summer to give him any chance of improving this Rangers team.”

Rangers’ recruitment under Mark Warburton has largely been considered very poor despite the club bringing in a total of 11 senior players.

Certain individuals such as Jordan Rossiter, Niko Kranjcar and Philippe Senderos have failed to make an impact at the Scottish giants, while Joey Barton and Matt Gilks have even already left the club.

Supporters will now be hoping for a much better summer this time around as they know that the task to catch Celtic is now a mammoth one.

In other Rangers news, an international defender has bid farewell to current club after confirmed Gers approach.

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