Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has revealed he wants to see his side believe they can put a run of results together – and insists if they do, the Ibrox giants can become a “juggernaut.”
McAllister is putting his side through their paces at a training camp in Spain alongside new manager Steven Gerrard and admitted he wants to see fitness levels and performances improve.
The former Coventry City manager will take his seat in the dugout for the first time on July 6th when the Gers face Bury in a friendly – and admitted he has missed the “buzz” from games and still dreams about playing.
“I want to see performance levels improve, fitness level and the fact that they are going to go in and enjoy the big crowd at Ibrox and going away to other grounds where they are expected to win,” McAllister told Rangers’ official website.
“They need to be able to go there with a belief that they can get on a run. My experience of playing at clubs like this is when you have got everyone together; the fan base, the owners, the coaches and the team. When it gathers momentum anything can happen, these clubs can become a juggernaut.
“I am looking forward to it; I can’t wait for the games to start. I miss that buzz more than anything, the fact I can’t play anymore, I still dream about it.”
Football Insider verdict:
There’s nothing out of the ordinary there from McAllister. Everyone will agree that the Gers’ performances last season weren’t good enough and that they need to improve. Going into games with a belief they can win is something that has been noticeably lacking for a number of years. Arguably the only two Old Firm games the Gers have gone into thinking they can get a result were the Scottish Cup semi-final in 2016 – which the Gers won on penalties – and March’s meeting at Ibrox. Even games against other sides, particularly away from Ibrox, the Gers have looked like a team bereft of confidence in their own ability to win. If Gerrard and McAllister can change that and go into every game expecting to take three points then that is going to be half the battle. The Light Blues dropped far too many points last season in games they really shouldn’t have. If Rangers turn those dropped points against the likes of Hamilton into wins then the league will be much closer.
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