Naismith reveals the unique way he prepared for Rangers boo boys
Steven Naismith knew that he was in for a hard time on his first return to Ibrox since he left the club under a cloud in 2012.
He moved to Everton in 2012 after Rangers hit financial difficulties and fans have never forgiven him.
Naismith didn’t start the game on Saturday for Hearts but was introduced in the 73rd minute with Rangers a goal to the good and, as he expected, was jeered by his former fans.
Naismith couldn’t inspire a comeback either, with on-loan defender Russell Martin sealing the three points late on in a 2-0 win.
Asked about the reaction that he got from the Rangers fans he said in the Scottish Sun, “I probably expected it. I had the wife and kids shouting and bawling at me all week to get me ready!
“It wasn’t the first time I’ve been booed and jeered for every touch in a stadium or when I’m out and about, so it was no different.
“To be honest, it didn’t matter at all. You get used to it.”
The win lifted Rangers to within six points of league leaders Celtic, but they restored the nine-point gap with a win away at Aberdeen on Sunday.
Rangers get another chance to keep the heat on their bitter rivals when they visit St Johnstone on Tuesday night, with Celtic playing Dundee a day later.
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