Former Rangers manager Stuart McCall has issued a word of warning to his old side ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm clash with Celtic.
The ex-midfielder urged the Gers players to do the talking with their football, rather than with their mouths, pointing to the likes of Josh Windass as one overly outspoken example.
“There are still a few younger guys getting to know what it’s all about. They won’t have played in this type of game,” McCall was quoted in the Daily Record as saying.
And added: “My advice to them would be let your football do the talking. Don’t get caught up in hype.
“I saw the fans turn on Josh Windass the other week after he shushed them at Partick Thistle.
“And I thought, ‘just keep your mouth shut’ because you can be great for a bit but all you need to do is lose 1-0 and that’s it. Yeah everyone is talking about Rangers, that’s fine. But keep the pressure off.”
Football Insider verdict:
Sound advice here from someone who knows what he’s talking about. Windass and Jason Cummings are two Rangers players who aren’t shy to voice their opinions and there is the potential that that could bite you on the backside and rile your opponents. Celtic players have been pretty quiet in the run-up to this huge game, possibly down to the fact that they have plenty of experience of playing on the big stage and know the pitfalls that being overzealous and over outspoken can have. The fact that McCall’s had to fire a warning shows how fired up the players are for this game, but they have to ensure they channel their energies in the right place on Sunday, otherwise, there is a danger it could boil over to the Light Blues detriment.