By James Black

Ally McCoist has questioned whether the senior trio of Daniel Candeias, Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera even want to be Rangers player as he admitted the club’s situation was “distressing.”

The Gers fell to their second defeat in a row on Friday night when they lost 2-1 to Dundee at Dens Park and McCoist revealed he wasn’t sure that the three summer signings want to be at the club after watching them go through the motions against Neil McCann’s side on a bitterly cold night on Tayside.

The result leaves the Gers’ season hanging by a thread with back-to-back clashes with Aberdeen over the next seven days which could potentially leave the Ibrox side 12 points behind second-place Dons.

McCoist was at Dens Park as part of BT Sport’s live coverage of the clash between the two sides and wasn’t happy with what he saw from his former club.

“The club is in a distressing state and obviously it is a club very close to my heart and I take no pleasure at all in saying it,” McCoist said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“But you look at that team just now, you look at what is happening off the park. Does Herrera want to be there? Does Candeias want to be there? Does Pena want to be there? I am not so sure.”

Rangers take on Aberdeen at Ibrox on Wednesday before heading to Pittodrie next Sunday in what will likely be two games which make or break the Gers entire campaign.

Interim manager Graeme Murty is expected to be in the dugout for both games as the Gers continue to look for a replacement for Pedro Caixinha after he was sacked last month.

In other Rangers news, McCoist destroyed Chris Sutton for his claim about this Gers senior man as the duo’s war of words escalated.

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