Former Rangers striker Billy Dodds believes the Gers’ current crop of players are “not good enough” as the club languish in fourth place in the Scottish Premiership.
Rangers have lost their last two games – suffering defeats against Dundee and Hamilton – as the club’s board continues the search for a replacement for sacked manager Pedro Caixinha.
Caixinha rebuilt the Ibrox squad over the summer with 11 new faces joining the club but the Glasgow side are already on the brink of seeing their season effectively over before Christmas.
Dodds insists the Light Blues’ squad lacks the quality to break through opposition defences as teams come to Ibrox and sit-in defensively and exploit the Gers on the counter.
“They’re not good enough, lets cut to the chase – they are not good enough players to go and break down teams,” Dodds said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Having played for Rangers, you know what it takes to get there.
“You are going to get beaten sometimes but you do it in the right manner.
“You might not be playing well but you keep going.
“The fans need to see there is quality there, there is desire, it’s going to change and their is a mental strength.”
The Gers had already lost to Celtic and Hibs at home this season before the latest run of defeats left the 54-times Scottish champions looking at a possible twelve-point gap to second-placed Aberdeen by next Sunday night.
Dodds joined the Ibrox giants in December 1999 and played 84 times – scoring 24 goals – before leaving to re-join previous club Dundee United at the beginning of 2003.
During his time at Ibrox, Dodds lifted a Scottish title and both domestic cups once.
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