By Adefunmiloye Alani

20th Sep, 2021 | 10:30am

Ally McCoist blasts Rangers after 1-1 draw against Motherwell

Rangers dropped points at home for the first time in the league since March 2020 on Sunday, and Ally McCoist was not impressed with what he saw.

Motherwell proved a tough nut to crack for Steven Gerrard’s men in the 1-1 draw, and they needed just one shot on target to snatch a point.

McCoist has praised the visitors for making things difficult for the Bears, insisting they could have left with all three points had things gone their way.

The Ibrox legend said on talkSPORT (via The Scottish Sun): “Rangers were poor yesterday in that second half.

“Rangers were disappointing second half. In fact, I’ll be brutally honest with you. Motherwell, without being brilliant, looked as though they could have scored just as much as Rangers could have scored in the second half.

“It’s definitely two points dropped, credit to Motherwell who made it very, very difficult and as I say could have easily nicked one just as much as Rangers could have second half.”

Missed chance?

The Scottish Premiership champions had 68% possession and 24 shots on goal, but only one went in out of the seven that hit the target.

They lacked the elite finishing that would have put the game to bed, and the display would have worried Gerrard and his staff.

While they stay top of the league, only a point separates them from their closest competitors Hibernian and Hearts, with Celtic four points behind.

A win would have helped them to further extend their lead and pull clear from the Hoops, and they need to do better in the next game.

Rangers have not been in any way close to the standard they set last term at both ends of the pitch, and a lot of things need to change.

Retaining the title could prove to be a struggle if they do not learn how to start firing on all cylinders again, and the players need to step up and improve their game.

They have not shown the type of hunger they showed last season, and that is simply not good enough.

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