By James Black
Former Rangers star Alex Rae has admitted he was “embarrassed” by his old side’s performance in the 2-0 defeat by Hamilton on Saturday.
Second-half goals from David Templeton and Darren Lyon gave the Accies their first league win in Govan since 1926 as Rangers kept up their record of failing to win three games in a row going back to December last year.
The Ibrox giants could have been several goals clear by half-time but wasted some fantastic opportunities to break the deadlock before being punished by Hamilton.
Now, Rae has admitted that he believes Ibrox is no longer intimidating for opposition players like it was when he was a Gers player.
“Can you imagine in my time when I was there that Rangers lost to Hamilton at Ibrox?” Rae said, as quoted by BBC Sport.
“There would be an outcry for somebody to lose their job and unfortunately that’s where Rangers are at the moment.
“Watching at the weekend, I was embarrassed in the manner in which they actually capitulated.
“When you come to Ibrox, it used to be an intimidating place.
“Teams like Hamilton are coming there and actually giving a good account of themselves.”
The result against Hamilton means Rangers remain in fourth-place in the Scottish Premiership ahead of their trip to face Dundee at Dens Park on Friday night.
The Ibrox giants then have back-to-back clashes with Aberdeen which could make-or-break their season before it’s even reached the halfway point.
Rae spent two seasons at Rangers as a player and lifted a Scottish title and Scottish League Cup during his time with his boyhood heroes.
The 48-year-old was interviewed by the club as part of the recruitment process to hire a “local” assistant for Pedro Caixinha which eventually saw former Finland striker Jonatan Johansson return to the club.
In other Rangers news, this 46-year-old manager who is wanted by the Gers is set to hold talks.