Ryan Jack: Rangers deserved boos after embarrassing Dundee defeat
Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack admits the club’s faithful were right to jeer the club’s players after they put in an embarrassing display at Dens Park. Graeme Murty’s men suffered their first loss in 91 years to Hamilton at home last weekend and a second successive defeat did not please the club’s supporters.
Speaking after the game, Jack admitted that his side don’t have any excuses after such an embarrassing display, he said: “It was embarrassing to be honest. There’s no way we can hide from it. It’s so frustrating as players, as a group. It’s just not good enough. We’re letting everyone down. We’ve also let the fans down. What a support we had through today and they are right to show their anger and frustration at us the overall play, I don’t think we’re doing enough to win the game. We were too open. There were too many gaps for Dundee, especially in the middle.”
The Gers missed a glorious opportunity to overtake Aberdeen with their Tayside slip-up and they now face a crucial double-header against the Dons next week, which defeats could distance them further from their minimal aim of qualifying for Europe. Meanwhile, Dundee’s Cammy Kerr was pleased with a much-needed win, which sees them a point adrift of the automatic relegation spot. Neil McCann’s side had won just two games in the Scottish Premiership prior to Friday night’s triumph over Rangers.
Rangers are still on the lookout for a permanent manager at the helm, and Derek McInnes has been earmarked as the first-choice, although he is reluctant to cut ties with Aberdeen. The Glasgow outfit are currently far off from competing with cross-city rivals Celtic at the top of the table, but vice-captain Jack is confident that his side will overcome their two-match losing streak in the upcoming games versus Aberdeen.