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18th May, 2017 | 2:47pm

Tam McManus takes dig at Rangers after defeat against Aberdeen

By Harvey Byrne

Former Hibernian forward Tam McManus has taken a dig at Rangers, claiming a mass clear out is needed in the summer if they are to compete with Aberdeen for second place next season after Wednesday’s defeat.

The Gers fell to a 2-1 loss against the Dons at Ibrox with goals from Graeme Shinnie and Ryan Christie cancelling out a Martyn Waghorn effort.

The defeat has added to a disappointing season for the Glasgow giants and while many wanted their side to be competing with fierce rivals Celtic at the top of the league they are currently 36 points behind and sat down in third place.

This has caused much humour for those in Scotland and this includes McManus, who pointed out on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday evening who emphasised that Rangers were now only in the “race for 2nd” rather than competing for the title.

Rangers boast a very fine record and have won a total of 54 league titles in their history.

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However, their demotion in 2012 has meant they spent four seasons away from the top-flight, which has now allowed Celtic to establish their dominance.

Rangers fans will be aware that it will take a lot of work to return to past glories, but they certainly won’t be accepting the target of finishing in second place behind their fierce rivals going into the next campaign.

In other Rangers news, a Gers chief has given an exciting view on the club’s future.

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