St Johnstone striker Graham Cummins believes the expectations of supporters at Ibrox is making life much harder for the Rangers stars as they still expect teams to be thrashed regularly.

The Gers have lost four and drawn twice at home this season in the league and have much superior away form despite the expected boost playing somewhere like Ibrox should provide.

Cummins admits that the fans getting on to the players for every slack pass seemed to “affect” the Gers players in their recent defeat to St. Johnstone and claimed even the substitutes were getting it in the neck from fans.

“When we scored our second, the atmosphere in the ground changed,” Cummins said, as quoted by the Cork Evening Echo.

“Rangers aren’t the same team they were years ago, however, their supporters still expect them to roll teams over at Ibrox.

“The Rangers fans were groaning at every mistake made by one of their players and it seemed to affect the Gers’ players.

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“Even Rangers’ substitutes were receiving abuse when they went down the touchline to warm-up. Sitting on the bench I was itching to get on.”

Cummins scored the Saints’ second less than 20 seconds after coming off the bench in their 2-1 win at Ibrox last week.

The Gers are currently third in the Scottish Premiership and take on Motherwell at Ibrox on Wednesday evening as they look to close the gap on second-placed Aberdeen.

The Dons are three points ahead of the Ibrox giants with league leaders Celtic a further 11 points ahead with the second Old Firm clash of the season taking place on Saturday.

After the Gers face Celtic, they will head off to Florida for warm weather training and to take part in the Florida Cup with the likes of Corinthians and PSV Eindhoven.

In other Rangers news, three Gers players could play their final games for the club against Celtic this week.

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