By Danny Wright
Someone needs to take charge of the Rangers dressing room and ‘read the riot act’ to players when they aren’t performing, according to Scott Nisbet.
Talking in the Evening Times, the Rangers legend has drawn comparisons to the time they last lost at Dundee, 25 years ago when he was part of the side.
He said that on that occasion Walter Smith’s heavy-handed approach to them after the game was exactly what they needed.
After the 4-3 loss at Dens Park in 1992, Nisbet was part of a Rangers squad that went on a 44-game unbeaten run where they won the treble and almost reached the Champions League final.
Nisbet joined Rangers at the age of 14 in 1985 and played for the club for 11 years until he was forced to retire after a serious injury.
Rangers are currently without a manager since Mark Warburton left Ibrox on February 10 and Nisbet believes that someone has to come in immediately to bring the current crop of players to task.
“I remember the game back in 1992 very well,” he said to the Evening Times. “It was a tough, tough game, but we blew it. The gaffer [Smith] went absolutely ballistic after the game.
“Somebody needs to get in there and read the riot act to this Rangers team.
“You never saw the gaffer write down anything on paper. He just made his presence felt and gave you a verbal volley at half-time or full-time, let you know in no uncertain terms what you’ve done wrong. It worked.”
Dundee were 2-1 victors on Sunday thanks to goals from Mark O’Hara and Kevin Holt.
Joe Garner gave the Light Blues a glimmer of hope but they slumped to a defeat which sees them fall six points adrift of second-placed Aberdeen after they beat Kilmarnock earlier in the day.
The Rangers board are now beginning the interview process to fill the vacant manager role which Graeme Murty has taken for the last two matches.
In other Rangers news, a shock new contender for the manager’s job has emerged.