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Rangers defender Ross McCrorie has criticised the Gers poor home form this season and says it has to change.

The 20-year-old centre-back only returned to the bench for the first time this year against Motherwell at the end of March after returning to fitness following a knock suffered back in January during the Florida trip.

And speaking in The Scottish Sun, the home-grown star has said that seven defeats in the league at home are not good enough. He said: “Our home form hasn’t been good at all and that shouldn’t happen.

“It should be a fortress here, teams shouldn’t be winning.

“The fans deserve better than what they have been getting recently.”

Graeme Murty’s side are currently third in the Scottish Premiership but not since the First World War have the Light Blues struggled so much at Ibrox.

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This season’s tally of defeats was equalled against Kilmarnock in March, matching a record set all the way back in the 1914-15 season.

Football Insider verdict:

McCrorie is absolutely right that Ibrox ought to be a fortress but the fact remains that it isn’t. There have been suggestions that the players are too nice and soft and you’d have to say that the mentality isn’t there within this side and there aren’t enough fighters and grafters to see the Light Blues through to a higher league position. Murty’s men have plenty of players who can play attractive football but when teams arrive at the home of the Scottish giants, ready for a battle, the Gers are not prepared to match the levels of physicality they are coming up against at present.

In other Rangers news, 43-year-old may just have let slip that he is major contender for Gers manager role next season.

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