Former Rangers striker and manager Ally McCoist had branded the Gers soft after watching them lose 2-1 to Steve Clarke’s Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon.

The Gers were second-best for long spells of the game despite taking a first-half lead and were eventually pegged back by Kris Boyd’s late double in Graeme Murty’s first game as full-time manager.

The Ibrox legend scored 355 times for the Gers to become their record goalscorer and admits he is shocked that he’s describing a Gers team as “soft.”

“Rangers are soft. I can’t believe I’m saying it but there’s a softness about them, ” McCoist said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

The result is the fourth defeat for Murty since taking the reins in the wake of Pedro Caixinha’s October sacking.

Home defeats to St. Johnstone and Hamilton have been compounded by away losses at Kilmarnock and Dundee as the Gers slip further and further back from Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.

Celtic’s win over Aberdeen at Parkhead on Saturday afternoon leaves the Ibrox side 11 points off their bitter rivals in the table ahead of a visit to Celtic Park next weekend.

McCoist was also manager of the Gers between 2011 and 2014 – replacing Walter Smith in the hotseat – as he tried to lead the Gers back up through the leagues after their demotion in 2012.

In other Rangers news, four new signings are on the cards in January after the appointment of Graeme Murty until the end of the season.

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