Dominic Ball: This is why Rangers have struggled this season
By Harvey Byrne
Former Rangers loan ace Dominic Ball believes the Ibrox giants have found life difficult this season due to the player turnover.
The Gers made their Premiership return in the summer after suffering demotion in 2012.
The club dominated the Scottish Championship as they were clear winners with 25 wins from their 36 league matches.
However, then manager Mark Warburton still felt his team needed vast improvements and brought in a grand total of 11 players during the summer months.
Now, Ball, who is currently on loan in League One with Peterborough believes the mass player recruitment has made Rangers suffer rather than improve this campaign.
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“A lot of new players have come in,” told Ball to the Express.
“When you make so many changes it can be hard year to get the team to click. Last season we did it quite well but things have proved a bit harder this year.
“Rangers are also now in the top-flight and it has taken time to adapt to things.”
Rangers are currently sat in third place in the Premiership heading into Sunday’s fierce clash against rivals Celtic.
There is a clear 33 points between the two Glasgow giants in the league table, but the Gers will be keen to be the ones to finally end the Hoops’ unbeaten run.
A win for Graeme Murty’s side will keep them in third, but they could move within three points of second placed Aberdeen depending on their result against Motherwell on Saturday.
However, a defeat could see fourth placed Hearts move within five points of the Gers with the Tynecastle side set to play 11th positioned Hamilton at the weekend.
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