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7th May, 2017 | 8:25pm

Ferguson: This is why Rangers looked lost against Partick Thistle

By Harvey Byrne

Former Rangers midfielder and current BBC pundit Derek Ferguson has told that a lack of leadership on the pitch was why the team looked lost at times against Partick Thistle.

The Glasgow giants achieved a 2-1 win at Firhill on Sunday afternoon, keeping them within nine points of second placed Aberdeen with three matches left.

It was not an easy victory for Rangers however and after Kris Doolan put his team up within the first quarter of an hour two goals were needed from Barrie McKay and Joe Garner in the final 10 minutes to earn Pedro Caixinha’s team the three points.

Now, Rangers had the experienced Kenny Miller on the pitch from the start, but fellow senior member Clint Hill started from the bench and Ferguson believes that a lack of leadership was harming the Gers on Sunday.

“Rangers lack leaders. Kenny Miller has done well this season but that is not really the role for him. There is a real lack of leadership and direction, and that is why they look lost,” told Ferguson to the BBC match blog (1.23pm).

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Rangers have had what many consider to be a poor first season back in the Premiership with the Scottish giants in third and 36 points away from fierce rivals Celtic at the top.

However, many will be hoping that March appointment Pedro Caixinha can work some magic in his first transfer window at the club this summer and many will be be looking for the team to close their gap with the Hoops in the near future.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton and Kris Boyd have shared a frosty exchange in regards to the Gers.

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