Former player Alex Bruce has suggested Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard needs to focus on finding the best possible solution out of the available players in order to turn things around at the club.
The Scottish giants are going through a rather up-and-down season on the domestic front as they are placed on the second spot of the league table with 64 points after 27 matches, 12 behind leaders Celtic having played a game less.
That kind of gap against the reigning champions Celtic in Scottish football is nothing new for any club but the recent poor run of form must be a cause of concern for the Rangers hierarchy.
Rangers defeated Celtic on the matchday 21 with a 2-1 scoreline win at Parkhead, which reduced the gap to two points.
However, since then, the Gers have only managed to win four out of last eight league matches ,which included two defeats and two draws.
In contract, Celtic have won eight consecutive games.
Alex Bruce, who is the son of current Newcastle manager Steve, while talking to Football Insider, suggested that Rangers manager Gerrard will have to find a best possible solution in order to turn things around at the club.
“It’s been a concern, Stevie will be worried and a bit concerned about how the players have reacted to going to Celtic and having such a great performance and result, since then they’ve been poor,” he said.
“They’ve dropped silly points in certain games and conceded sloppy goals.
“He’s got a headache but I think it’s one of them, what can he really do at this stage of the season?
“He’s just going to have to make the best of what he’s got and try to take the regular pairing of who’s going to play most of the season.”
Frustrating for Rangers
The major frustration for Rangers will be the fact that they outplayed and beat Celtic at Parkhead before the winter break.
Add to that the fact that the Gers have been excellent in Europe, beating Braga twice in a week to progress to the last 16 of the Europa League.
However, domestic inconsistency means that Rangers will more-than-likely have to watch on as Celtic become Scottish champions once more.