Celtic legend Chris Sutton has claimed there are “rats” in the Rangers dressing room after the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final thrashing by Celtic – and believes the Gers players are trying to make manager Graeme Murty “walk the plank.”
The BT Sport pundit blasted Andy Halliday, Daniel Candeias, Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller for their conduct during the Hampden nightmare as they were involved in a series of bust-ups that have ended with Wallace and Miller being suspended by the club.
Sutton thinks the Light Blues players should have taken more responsibility rather than trying to lay the blame on the manager.
“There are rats in that dressing room,” Sutton said during BT Sport’s live coverage of Hibernian’s win over Celtic, as quoted by The Scotsman.
“For Halliday to behave in the way he did – run around, make a tackle, change something on the pitch. Don’t look around and blame the manager.
“Candeias is up the tunnel and you’ve got Wallace and Gromit.
“It is a rudderless ship and the players are trying to make Murty walk the plank.”
Greg Docherty and Alfredo Morelos were also involved in a spat at Hampden as the Gers imploded and watched their last chance of a trophy this season disappear.
Murty’s side return to action on Sunday when they face Hearts at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership.
The Ibrox giants need to win and build some momentum going into the final run of games this season as they try to secure second place in the league table.
Football Insider verdict
There are a number of Gers players who should be ashamed at the way they conducted themselves at Hampden. Too few players were wiling to hold their hands up and take responsibility for their own performances. With five games left in the campaign, Murty needs to find a way to get his squad over the finishing line in second. Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts will be a huge chance for Murty’s side to lay down a marker and win back some of the fans’ confidence.
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