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1st May, 2018 | 4:23pm

'Really struggling' - Rae delivers damning Rangers verdict ahead of crucial couple of weeks

Former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae has revealed that he is not surprised that Graeme Murty has lost his job as Gers boss, following the 5-0 loss to Celtic on Sunday.

The news of the sacking was announced on Tuesday, and Rae believes that Murty had to go now to give the Gers any hope of finishing second in the Scottish Premiership.

“I felt it was the time for the change to be made, the players are really struggling for confidence at the moment and they really need to get something going in the last three games to get that second spot,” he said in an appearance on Sky Sports News, as relayed on their official Twitter account.

The Gers currently sit three points behind Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership table, with the teams due to face off at Pittodrie next Tuesday in a match which will all but decide who claims runners-up spot in the Scottish Premiership behind champions Celtic.

The duo of Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take charge of the Gers for the last three games of the season, before the new man takes over in the summer, with Steven Gerrard the favourite.

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Murty really had to be sacked as the nature of the performance at Celtic Park was so inept, the team just fell to pieces and did not compete at all. That just is not acceptable at all for a Rangers side against their bitter rivals. Finishing in second spot would also be a bonus for the Gers, as after finishing third last season it would show that some progress has been made, whereas if they once again finish in third place it would represent a year that has been wasted almost by the Gers, as they have spent millions and sacked two managers and are still no further forward than they were at this time last season.

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