Rangers boss Steven Gerrard looked a dejected figure as he watched his side fall to a humiliating 1-0 defeat at home to Hamilton Academicals.

Gers’ opponents headed into the fixture at the foot of the Scottish Premiership, as the Ibrox club were clinging onto slim hopes of challenging for the title.

Despite being huge favourites, Rangers produced a performance that deserved nothing from the game as their current slump continued.

Following the game, the Gers boss claimed they are a long way away from where they need to be, confirming that there is little confidence in the dressing room.

“I didn’t think I could be more disappointed than I was after Hearts – but here I am, even more disappointed than I was a few days ago,” Gerrard told Rangers TV following defeat to Hamilton.

“We’ve got a lot to do – a big, big lot.

“Myself and my staff are flat because we are doing everything we can. We are trying to change formations and personnel, doing different things in training to try and lift and put confidence into them. 

“I have a dressing room that’s shot of confidence. We have played ourselves into a rut and I’ve got a real tough, tough job to pick that up and improve it from here.”

It has been a horror week for Rangers, as they threw away their biggest opportunity of claiming silverware in a 1-0 loss to Hearts at the weekend.

That defeat saw Gers knocked out of the Scottish Cup quarter-final, a competition that could have ended their long-wait for a major trophy.

Just four days later, Rangers produced another disappointing display to throw away a chance to make ground on runaway league leaders Celtic – rubbing salt in an already large wound.

Any hope of a miraculous comeback in the Scottish Premiership are now over, with Rangers slipping to 13-points off the pace despite their rivals dropping points.

The only glimmer of hope left for Gerrard’s men will come in the last 16 of the Europa League, where they face a tough tie against Bayern Leverkusen.

Results of late have led to speculation that the Rangers boss is ready to walk away from the Scottish club, who would be left devastated by his departure if it comes to fruition.

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