RANGERS fans hit the boos before Harry Forrester netted a stoppage time goal to give the team a 1-0 win over Dundee at Ibrox.
Frustration was audible in the stands, notably when boss Mark Warburton took off Josh Windass to loud jeers around the ground.
There was also trouble on the pitch when Andy Halliday chopped down Craig Wighton with no attempt to play the ball and was astonishingly only shown a yellow card.
Warburton said: “You can’t do that. He’s a very, very good player, Andy. He’s Rangers through and through, but it was one moment of recklessness that could have cost us.”
On the support’s derision at his 65th-minute substitution, when Barrie McKay came on for Windass, the Ibrox gaffer said: “Josh was excellent, but he has got to work on his fitness levels.
“We are working with Josh every single day. I understand the fans look at it and say: ‘Why can’t he go for 90?’
“He’s a young player we have to look after. He will get fitter and stronger and his aim will be to produce that level of performance for 90 minutes.”
The game was heading for a scoreless stalemate until Forrester headed in fellow-substitute Joe Dodoo’s cross in the 92nd minute.
Dens Park defender Darren O’Dea admitted the late, late defeat was heartbreaking.
He said: “It’s the best way to win a game, the worst way to lose. We were frustrating them, you could tell. We looked solid.
“It wasn’t exactly a bad cross into the box, but it was quite flat and it was a great touch to finish it off.
“The gaffer, Paul Hartley, is in there trying to be positive, bit it’s sore for the lads.”
Dundee have now slumped to the bottom of the Premiership on goal difference from Hamilton. Rangers’ win keeps them 11 behind Celtic who have a game in hand.
Aberdeen beat Inverness to keep up the race for second and the pressure is now on Hearts with both Rangers and Aberdeen picking up 3 points, to go to Hamilton tomorrow night and win on that tricky surface.
Aberdeen came a cropper there a few weeks back so Hearts will know it will be a tough night.