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Radio Clyde pundit Gordon Dalziel has said he would have “dragged” Daniel Candieas right back to the dugout after the Portuguese winger stormed down the tunnel when he was substituted in Sunday’s 4-0 Scottish Cup thrashing by Celtic.

Candeias was hooked following Ross McCrorie’s red card as the Gers brought Bruno Alves on to shore-up their defence and the winger marched straight to the dressing-room.

Dalziel has hammered into the 30-year-old and called him a “disgrace” for the way he reacted to being taken off as the Gers tried to avoid a humiliating defeat.

“I thought Daniel Candeias was a disgrace walking right down the tunnel when he was taken off,” Dalziel said during Radio Clyde’s Super Scoreboard programme, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“If I was a Rangers coach I would have went right after him and dragged him right back onto the dugout.”

Candeias has been one of the Gers’ top performers this season and, like the rest of his team-mates, was awful at Hampden at Sunday.

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The winger’s strop was just one of a number of incidents that marred the defeat and brought a number of problems at Ibrox to the fore.

The Gers return to action on Sunday when they face Hearts at Ibrox and Murty’s team selection could look very different to the XI that started at Hampden.

Football Insider verdict

Candeias has got a little lucky after other incidents at Hampden took the attention away from his little tantrum and it is somthing that the club deal with. Some of the petulance from Rangers players at Hampden was nothing short of embarrassing from grown men, never mind highly-paid professional athletes. Sunday’s visit of Hearts is going to be a very tense affair and it will be interesting to see if there are any repercussions for Candeias marching down the tunnel or not.

In other Rangers news, Graeme Souness has revealed how Light Blues completed £250,000 new signing on private jet in Paris in the middle of the night.

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