Rangers drew 1-1 with Hamilton on Sunday and Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd remarked on the comments made by Allan McGregor after the match.
McGregor said to Sky Sports, “We were rubbish. For most of the game we were very poor, the worst I’ve seen us.
“We had a good bit of play for our goal, but apart from that, there’s not a lot you can take from it.
“We didn’t look like we wanted to win the game.”
Boyd said that McGregor’s attitude makes him different to other keepers, and suggests his teammates should listen to his comments and act upon them.
As reported by the Daily Record, Boyd said, “That’s what Allan is, he’s a winner, and he wants to win games. He’s a perfectionist and wants to do it in a certain way.
“A lot of goalkeepers would be happy making saves. Allan’s not. That’s one thing about him.
“He’s a winner, and when you look at the big picture, he just wants to win the league. That is it.
“That is the way he goes about his business. He doesn’t really speak that often in the dressing room but when he does people should take notice.”
McGregor made six saves on Sunday and earned a SofaScore rating of 8.0, the best on the pitch.
He was unable to keep out Ross Callachan’s last-gasp strike though, leading to a frustrated outburst in his post-match interview.
A wake-up call
Hamilton were better than us for large spells and since they are bottom of the league that is not acceptable.
We looked out of sorts against St. Johnstone, too, so we now need to see a response from the players, and hopefully McGregor’s comments prompt that.
We kept the ball well on Sunday with 68% possession yet had just two shots on target compared to Hamilton’s seven.
There has to be a response against Kilmarnock next weekend, otherwise confidence could dip ahead of our visit to Royal Antwerp next week.
To put things into perspective, the Belgian side have beaten Tottenham this season, so will prove a much sterner test.
Fortunately, we will have Alfredo Morelos available for the Europa League, and Steven Davis should start after being rested for an hour at the weekend.
They will provide not just quality but the leadership that was lacking against Hamilton.
If McGregor is upset then other senior players will be too, not to mention Steven Gerrard.
They should be able to provoke a positive reaction from the players and prevent a repeat of the performances we have seen at Hamilton and Motherwell.