By James Black
Rangers star Kenny Miller has blasted his side over their woeful home form after losing at Ibrox to Hamilton for the first time in a home league game since 1926.
Two second-half goals from David Templeton and Darren Lyon shocked the Gers as they fell to their third home defeat of the season.
Home draws with Hearts and Kilmarnock have also highlighted cost the Light Blues points in the Scottish Premiership as they slipped back into fourth place.
The last time Rangers lost to Hamilton at Ibrox in any competition was in 1987 when Adrian Sprott ended Chris Woods’ record-breaking consecutive clean-sheet run in a famous Scottish Cup giant-killing.
Miller was furious after the game on Saturday and demanded the Ibrox side show some consistency after a poor start to the season.
“If you want to be competitive, it’s about consistency,” Miller said, as quoted by the Sunday Post.
“You can’t get carried away winning two games in a row.
“Losing 2-0 at home to Hamilton is absolutely unacceptable and we know that.
“That’s been said in the dressing room.
“It’s the first time in 30 years we’ve lost to them at home, which is unacceptable.”
The Gers face a massive run of games over the coming weeks with a Friday night trip to face Dundee before a double-header with second-place Aberdeen.
The defeat means Rangers keep up their unwanted record of having failed to win three consecutive games since December 2016.
Rangers will be thankful though that both Aberdeen and third-place Hibs also lost over the weekend meaning the Gers don’t lose any ground on the two teams immediately above them.
After the weekend’s results, Rangers are now nine points off leaders Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership with Aberdeen six points behind the champions.
Neil Lennon’s Hibs are a point ahead of the Ibrox side after playing one game more.
In other Rangers news, a Premier League club has joined the Light Blues in pursuing one of their top targets.