Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Stuart McCall: "Rangers supporters can beat Hibs"


Rangers manager Stuart McCall believes the Ibrox faithful had as much a role to play in captain Lee Wallace’s goal on Sunday as the player himself did.

Speaking on the eve of the crucial first leg against Hibs, McCall has expressed the importance of the fans, and the extent to which they can help influence the match and inspire the players.

He said:

“Against Queens when we were a goal down, Kenny Miller had a header saved fantastically and then they broke and the crowd huffed and puffed and then the ball went out and they groaned and moaned and showed their frustrations.  So we’re just appealing for a little bit of calm in the support because within a minute the ground was as loud as I have ever heard it.”

So while the crowd’s displeasure while the away side led was felt by the players, the resurgence a short while later is what Rangers need more of, says the manager.

He went on:

“Then we broke 30 seconds later and Lee Wallace was scoring and they got us that goal more than anybody.

In other words, the crowd lifted the players so much it was as close to the 12th man on the pitch helping out to get that critical goal.

Lastly he added:

“As much as people will look at it from the outside and say the crowd will turn on us but they can just as well back us when it would be easy to do the opposite.”

It is clear the supporters have a massive role to play tomorrow if Rangers are to take a good result to Edinburgh on Saturday.

2 comments:

  1. If Stewart mcoll wants the fans to get behind the team then don't pick mculloch if he does then look out they will turn on him two how dare after what we have been threw he tells us to calm down.tomorrow is a day of work a ten hour drive and all I am asking is a team that tries WATP

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  2. As long as the players give 100% during the 90 minutes, fighting for every single ball, shutting down every single player that gets near the box,, pass and move,, strikers to hit the target,, then you will always have the fans behind you,,,,, Remember, this is only the first half,, Hibs have been here before last season, so they will be bloody hungry and well up for this one,,so it will be a very difficult tie,, we will have to up our game, and be hungrier,, bloody get into them Rangers,,, We're Aye Ready!!!

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