RYAN HARDIE has come out and stated that he sympathises with the response from the Ibrox support at the final whistle yesterday. The Rangers player has admitted the players and management were frustrated after the 0-0 stalemate.

“Of course, I can understand the fans booing at the end. At a club like Rangers, the fans expect you to win every week.

“As a squad we know we need to do that. It’s a huge disappointment for us and, even more so, for the fans.”

The 20-year-old came on for Graham Dorrans as Pedro Caixinha’s team sought to carve out a victory. The result leaves Rangers already 5 points behind leaders Celtic after just three games; however, Hardie believes that their fortunes are about to change. 

“We can’t panic, it’s still early in the season. It was a positive performance in terms of dominating the ball. We were just unfortunate not to get the goal.”

The 20-year-old forward, who replaced Graham Dorrans, said that though there was frustration, the team had to find ways to break down stubborn opposition.

“Obviously we’re all disappointed because we feel that it’s two points dropped. The mood in the dressing room is that we should have all three.

“We played well and dominated possession. So there’s real frustration in there.

“Towards the end we got a few more chances but they were solid, they sat behind the ball and made it hard for us.

“It’s up to us to find solutions when teams do that to us because that will be the case for most of the season.

“If we find the solution, I’m sure the goals will come.”

Meanwhile Sportscene had a graphic tonight that illustrates the success the players who have recently left Ibrox have enjoyed in goal scoring since moving on.  


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